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Coronavirus update

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS BELOW: INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

  • When a child requires a test, symptoms, coronavirus flowchart, etc 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE: 

Covid 19 and Coronavirus has had a massive impact on society and education and the students and staff at Rivers ESC are no different. The leadership team have met on a regular basis and reviewed the rigorous risk assessment we have in place. Changes have been made based on the current information from the Department for Education and National Health England and will be disseminated and published when appropriate.

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline opening hours

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Please listen carefully to the available options and select the most appropriate to your nursery, school, or college’s current situation.

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Update from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the UK alert level

The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially).

The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and recommend all 4 nations of the UK should move to level 4.

After a period of lower COVID cases and deaths, the number of cases are now rising rapidly and probably exponentially in significant parts of all 4 nations. If we are to avoid significant excess deaths and exceptional pressure in the NHS and other health services over the autumn and winter, everyone has to follow the social distancing guidance, wear face coverings correctly and wash their hands regularly.

We know this will be a concerning news for many people. Please follow the rules, look after each other and together we will get through this.

Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty

Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Gregor Smith

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Chris Jones