Apollo Communications Regarding COVID-19.

The Apollo schools are following government and Public Health England guidelines.

The Government have announced that schools will be closed at the end of day 20/3/20 to all students, with the exception of
identified students & children of Key workers.

The school will remain open to students who’s parents have been identified as a ‘key worker’ under the government’s current outlined criteria*
(*If the following list changes, we will inform you)

  • NHS and Care Homes
  • Police and Fire Service
  • Teachers
  • Retail delivery
  • Those manufacturing vital equipment, such as ventilators

If you are a ‘key worker’, would you please provide us with the following information, by 9.30am at the latest,
tomorrow morning, on the following telephone number 01530 278986:

  • Your name
  • Your job role
  • Your child’s name
  • Your child’s school
  • Your contact number

If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for
14 days. *Please note, that if you have notified us of this and are therefore self-isolating, we will not be
accepting any students back into any of our schools until this 14 day period has ended. Should your child be
off school for this reason, please contact your school, who will ensure work is sent home.


 

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Where to find the latest information:

For up to date information and guidance, we recommend visiting:
Public Health England blog
The .Gov website
BBC News
Public Health England – staying at home guidance
NHS

The DfE Helpline:

The Department for Education has launched a helpline for staff, parents and young people.

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

What are the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus?

The symptoms of this new coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

How to prevent spread of infection?

You’re likely taking the steps below already, as they’re the same general principles you use to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus.

  • Wash hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching their eyes, noses and mouths with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Latest Government Guidelines .

  1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response