Latest Information as at 1400hrs on 18.03.2020
The Government has moved the country into what they have called the ‘delay phase’
All schools within WNAT are complying with the latest Government advice regarding COVID-19 and will remain open, unless the situation changes and we are directed otherwise.
Staff are being vigilant of any student, or staff member, who are off school or showing signs of cold or flu like symptoms and will report through the correct channels.
All schools have followed Government advice and implemented a strategy of reminding students and staff of the importance of good hand hygiene.
Public Health England - Advice on the Coronavirus for places of Education - Poster
We are keeping ourselves updated through the Governments Public Health website page - Coronavirus – COVID-19 – Government Response.
Where all the latest updates, useful information and publications can be found.
Smithdon High School has sent a letter to all parents updating them on the actions the school is taking in regard to the COVID-19 virus. To download please click on the link below:
Self Isolating Students - For information and advice on maintaining and continuing with your studies please click here
If you are in any doubt that you or a member of your family are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 then please read and follow the instructions given by the NHS below:
and follow the new ‘Stay at Home’ guidance
WNAT and Smithdon High School are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will react accordingly, when new Government advice becomes available, and will keep you informed as the situation develops.
Parents should check school websites regularly for updates.
Thank you for your co operation and for helping us to keep our school and its community safe during this challenging time.
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
On Monday 2nd March 2020 the Department of Education launched 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)