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Coronavirus advice and information





See below for the Department for Educations advice on the opening of schools to more pupils from 1st June for parents;


We are ensuring that we are adhering to the government's advice on the Coronavirus outbreak which we receive daily from the Department of Education. The Avenue Infant School remains open as normal.  If we were to discover a case of Coronavirus in the school community we would contact Public Health England for guidance.  If this should change we will communicate this to you through the usual channels; email, text, Facebook and this website.

We are following the advice to help slow the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for 20 seconds (alcohol based hand sanitiser can be used if hand washing facilities are not available)
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throwing it in the bin
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • People who feel unwell should stay at home and not attend work or school
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If you are worried about your symptoms or those of your child, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Further information is available on the Public Health England Blog   and the NHS UK website.

The Department of Education has set up a Coronavirus Helpline which is available for staff and parents/carers to contact with any questions about COVID-19.

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

The government have provided some useful information /links for parents/carers to access to help keep children safe online, particularly during this period of school closure. See below:

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet Matters (support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online)
  • Parent Info (support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online)
  • NGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from NSPCC)


A message from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service:

The Fire and Rescue service has requested that children & young people, up to the age of 16, whether at home or in school, send in some artwork showing a Firefighter in action. They would like young people to think about the tasks Fire & Rescue do and then come up with some art work and email it in. They plan to feature as many entries as possible on their social media platforms. 
Further details can be found on the link below: 

Don't forget there is a new series of online lessons on Oak National Academy for this week: