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COVID-19 Virus Information

You will be aware that the situation with respect to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is constantly changing. The overall risk of COVID-19 to the UK remains low, schools have been advised to continue with activities as normal.

We've been tracking information from Public Health on how to manage this in school and will continue to monitor this and share any new advice as it becomes available.

If you/your child have had direct contact with anyone confirmed to have contracted the virus you must notify the school immediately.

Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a specific enquiry that's not answered below please do not hesitate to contact our School Business Manager Claire Keefe.

Email: KeefeC@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk or via the School office.

 

Frequently asked questions 

What is the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

How is COVID-19 spread?

How can I help to protect myself and family from COVID-19?

What if I’ve recently travelled?

My child has a weak immune system due to a pre-existing condition what should I do?

I have recently been in contact with someone who has been told to self-isolate as they have been in contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19. Do I need to self-isolate? 

If parents do not send their children to school, what is the school policy?   

We are planning to travel for the Easter break at the end of term, is that OK?   

We do not want to use a sanitiser containing alcohol, are there any alternatives?

School trips into London - Is it safe for children to travel on public transport? 

What should I do if I have symptoms but have not travelled to any of the affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has?

Should I wear a face mask?

Where can my child get support  if they are feeling concerned about the situation?

 

Please click here to read the families self isolation guide. 

Please click here to read a letter to parents and carers regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Please click here to read a letter to parents and carers of Year 11 students.

 

Further Information

Further guidance for educational settings has been published at the following links and will continue to be updated with any further changes: : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 

Information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 

Coronavirus advice for educational settings BA