Introduction - Covid Risk Assessments and Policies

St Hilary School would like to assure our parents, staff and children that are we are tracking and following advice issued by Public Health England.

The latest information from Public Health England in Educational Settings can be found on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

The Importance of Hygiene:

Personal hygiene is the most important way that we can tackle the spread of Coronavirus. This includes more frequent washing of hands and using the Catch It, Bin it, Kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes. All schools within the trust have given guidance to the children on personal hygiene and are monitoring them daily.

Guidance for washing hands can be found at the following locations:

·    Handwashing Poster

·    NHS Video: Hand washing: how to wash your hands properly

·    NHS Video: How to wash your hands NHS song

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education Coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)