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Preventing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

Preventing spread of infection

Government advice in black/links in blue/ Morda comments in magenta

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport (We have sanitiser in every classroom)

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it (Pedal bins for tissues have been ordered for the whole school)

People who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting. (Normally we say to send children in with slight colds. In these new circumstances please DO NOT send children in if they have a cough or a cold - we will be sending even slightly poorly children home).

Pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands

  • before leaving home

  • on arrival at school

  • after using the toilet

  • after breaks and sporting activities

  • before food preparation

  • before eating any food, including snacks

(We are ensuring this happens in school)

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (Rose and classroom staff are cleaning frequently touched objects as often as possible.)

If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment

See further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.

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