Coronavirus Updates

Guidance on Coronavirus

Nanpean School is tracking and following advice issued by the World Health Organisation, National Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with regard to Coronavirus.

In line with the recent Government announcements, all schools closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March. Also in line with the Government expectations, children of critical key workers and vulnerable pupils are able to attend an educational setting when no other child care options are possible. 


Explaining School Closures to Children

In order to support you in explaining to your children about the Coronavirus and why schools are currently closed, use the social stories below to help you. These stories explain what is happening in a child-friendly way. 

As well as these, Axel Scheffler (the illustrator of The Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

The Importance of Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. Hands should be washed more often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use the following links to teach young children how to wash their hands correctly. 


NHS handwashing guidance 

NHS handwashing song


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Educational Resources:
Stop germs spreading with e-Bug resources on hand and respiratory hygiene. These are free lesson plans for KS1 and 2.