Dear parents, carers and friends.
You will all be aware of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news. We take this seriously and are following Department of Education guidance on ensuring the on-going safety of pupils and staff. Yesterday the government communicated further advice and launched a helpline which I have included below. Please note that all educational establishments, including The Loyne, will remain open unless advised not to do so by Public Health England.


Department for Education Coronavirus helpline; a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene;

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Advice on Corona Virus

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