Coronavirus Update | Action Plan Launched

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Children, Learning and Skills Directorate, on behalf of the Department of Education, for the attention of Early Years Providers, Schools and FE Providers.

Please see below the latest notice on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Government Coronavirus Action Plan

On 3rd March 2020, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here:

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes;
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak;
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak;
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes;
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Importance of Hygiene

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.

Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

On Monday we launched 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
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19 |

Guidance for educational settings |

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas |

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