Helpline for staff, parents and young people
The Department for Education (DfE) has issued further advice to schools today, including a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The DfE also states that no school should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
The importance of good personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus by hand washing is highlighted.