Coronavirus Update

We take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we are sharing guidance from Public Health England on steps everyone should take to avoid the spread of the virus.

There is currently no cause for concern at St John’s, but we will keep you informed and updated about any developments. Our site staff and cleaning staff are ensuring to keep high standards of cleanliness in school and we are taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of spreading. Please find below some information from Public Health England and additional links.

Preventing the Spread of Infection (Public Health England)

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 handwashing 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.

Further guidance can be found in the links below:

Guidance from Public Health England
5 Things you need to know about Coronavirus