About coronavirus and keeping safe

What is coronavirus?

It is an infection that is passed from person to person. It can be spread through the air as droplets from coughing or sneezingIt can also be carried on your hands anpassed onto others by touching surfaces that an infected person has touched.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Some people have no symptoms early on in the infection. Common symptoms can be a temperature (feeling hot) and a cough. Certain people, due to their underlying health conditions, are classed as higher risk, and for themthe infection is more serious. People at higher risk will be getting a letter in the post from their GP. If you do not get a letter you can still check yourself on the NHS website.

What should I do If I have symptoms?

It is important to let us know if you have any of the common symptoms listed above. We will ask that you stay at home and get a PCR test. As soon as you get a negative result we will welcome you back on site! Talk to your teacher if you are unsure and they will support you.