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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The situation around Coronavirus (Covid -19) is rapidly and frequently changing. For more information and guidance, please find below links to information that you may find useful: 

For Government Guidelines: Government Guidance on Coronavirus - Covid-19

Hertfordshire is currently in Tier 4. Government guidance for Tier 4 can be found here: Tier Guidance

From Hertfordshire County Council: Returning to School

(In the event that the school has to close at short notice for any reason, please view our School Closure page for more information)


There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if hand washing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting

  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:

    • before leaving home

    • on arrival at school

    • after using the toilet

    • after breaks and sporting activities

    • before food preparation

    • before eating any food, including snacks

    • before leaving school

  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment

  • see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website

This is an ever changing situation, but if you or your child are experiencing any of these symptoms: NEW continuous cough OR High temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), please follow the guidelines as outlined by the NHS here