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Coronvavirus Parent Information


Current Advice and Guidance

The UK Government is co-ordinating the national response to the coronavirus.

We are following the latest advice and guidance: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

People should not be unduly worried about the possibility of catching the coronavirus.


Coronavirus: what you need to do

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back;
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual);
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.
  2. Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms: www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Our Response: Key Worker Childcare

Parents whose work is critical to the Coronavirus response are able to access Key Worker Childcare. If you are a key worker and you cannot keep your child safe at home then you can access our provision through Rye Community Primary School – see our website for more details.


Our Response: Remote Support

Low-income families whose children are eligible for free school meals are being offered vouchers to make sure they continue receiving this support during our closure. We are developing other ways to offer ‘remote support’ including managing anxiety and safeguarding children at this challenging time – see our website for more details.


Our Response: Remote Study

We are providing ‘remote study’ for all our young people. Resources can be found on our website at www.ryeprimary.co.uk/remote-study. Hard copies are available from our school for those that do not have access to a computer.


We continue to follow UK Government Guidance – keep checking our website for updates.

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