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Updated Government Coronavirus Guidance


Updated Government Coronavirus Guidance 


Guidance on Social Distancing for Everyone in the UK

Please visit the link below for the most up-to-date government information regarding social distancing during this time:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

 

Handwashing Advice
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:

·https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

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 this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

 

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the hotline.
 

Where to find the latest information


Updates on COVID-19:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Guidance for educational settings:

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


Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19


Educational resources:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources
https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools


Latest Department for Education information:

https://twitter.com/educationgovuk
https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/
 

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