Coronavirus Info

Corona Virus News

For the latest updates, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For more guidance, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Ridgeway Academy will not be closing in response to this unless advised to do so.

We will keep parents up-to-date with any information that is posted by the government, along with ensuring that good measures are enforced in schools to help everyone stay safe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has information for the public on how they can keep safe along with what to do while travelling:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

What is it?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

The UK government is monitoring the situation in China and around the world.

Coronavirus awareness

How to stay safe

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For any urgent queries regarding Corona Virus, you can contact the Department of Education Helpline using the contact information provided below. This is for Staff members and Parents.

Department for Education Helpline:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

NHS Information:

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see travelling advice
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus