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Bishop Douglass Catholic School

Bishop Douglass Catholic School

In Pursuit Of Excellence

Coronavirus: Advice for Parents

Dear Parents,

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices such as regularly washing hands with soap and water and always carrying and sneezing/coughing into a tissue (which can then be binned) to stem the spread of viruses. Using hand sanitiser gel is also recommended. 

Public Health England advises that you should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. The government is closely monitoring the spread of the virus and the NHS is well-prepared.

We will be telling children to follow the guidelines that have been issued and will update you as necessary.    

Yours faithfully, 

Mrs M Henderson
Head of School

Click here to read the latest information and guidance issued by the government.

UPDATE: 17th March 2020

Any pupil or member of their family that is showing any symptoms of being virus infected  - such as a new cough and temperature, then they must stay away from school and contact NHS direct (They are currently being advised to stay off for at least 14 days and then if nothing changes to return to school).  We are reminding everyone to follow government advice and wash their hands frequently for a reasonable amount of time with soap and water.  We are also advising all to avoid close contact, such as shaking hands and hugging.