In line with Department for Education and Public Health England’s current advice, St Mary’s remains open. We spoke, yesterday, to Public Health England who confirmed that there have been no diagnosed coronavirus cases associated with St Mary’s.

The most up to date advice after last night’s announcements is

  • Anyone with a fever or persistent cough should stay at home for seven days if they live alone or 14 days if they live with others.
  • Anyone who lives with someone displaying coronavirus symptoms should also stay at home for 14 days. People who have to isolate themselves should ask others for help.
  • Everyone should stop non-essential contact with others. This is particularly important for people over 70, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women.
  • Following the guidance for handwashing remains a crucial part of the strategy. We have included a link below as to how and when to do this which we hope you will find useful.

Please also refer to the additional advice and guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO):

PHE Advice for coronavirus for places of education
WHO Helping children cope with stress
WHO – Coping with stress
We will continue to update you if the situation changes.

Thank you for your continued support.