Covid 19 Information - previous information

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email:

8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus

People with symptoms can book a test at an online portal: or call 119 with support in 650 languages.

Community Educational Psychology Service Advice Line

For parents and carers to request advice regarding Covid-19 related difficulties, continues to be available on 01472 323308.

Covid-19 Helpline

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.

Official Advice

Statutory obligations and expectations for remote education

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Stay at home and self-isolate

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Absence - Parent Advice

COVID Close contact - What does this mean?

Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: Guidance for all schools

Supporting your children's remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection

Response to any infection

Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus who does not live with the person

COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management

Returning to primary school

Symptomatic children action list

How to Arrange a Test

Stay at Home Guidance

Early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications

Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers looking after primary school children

Coronavirus symptoms

Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision

Updated guidance for schools about temporarily closing

Information from school

Remote Learning Plan

I’m concerned I have or someone I live with has symptoms of the virus, what should I do?

What school will do if they have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in education

Remote Home Learning Packs

Remote learning activity packs for Foundation stage children include:


  • Phonic alphabet cards
  • Phonic snakes and ladders game


  • Number cards and picture cards 1-10
  • Number spinner 1-6
  • Number line to 10
  • Snakes and ladders game
  • Make your own dice
  • Hopscotch question sheet
  • Dice

Other recourses

  • Whiteboard
  • Whiteboard pen
  • Chalks
  • Playdoh for Funky Fingers
  • 10 spotty straws

Thank you from the governing body’

The governors have worked hard throughout lockdown to support the school in any way they can. As chair, I would like to thank all governors who have given so much of their time voluntarily to help and support the school throughout the year and especially during the recent Covid situation.

As governors, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all of the staff at Stanford. They have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in often challenging circumstances. They have set work, made welfare calls, made and delivered work packs-all whilst being in school every day providing childcare for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. It has been a huge team effort!

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The importance of hygiene

catch it bin it kill it

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3:

Watch a different song about how to wash your hands