Please select the links below for the latest Government information regarding the Coronavirus.   Additionally, please see the section ‘latest information sent to parents’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020?utm_source=3daf3f8c-87d9-4a78-90ec-6196e4a070e5&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/884171/FINAL_6.6637_CO_HMG_C19_Recovery_FINAL_110520_v2_WEB__1_.pdf

Boris Johnson’s announcement 10th May 2020:

The full transcript of the announcement can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020

DfE have published support for parents and carers, with particular guidance provided for children between 2 and 4 years of age, primary aged children and children with SEND

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/supporting-your-childrens-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_source=cab989cd-0d5a-4ac7-9145-6445159c785f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Updated information on support for parents, online resources and vulnerable children.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

BBC Bitesize Daily.  This is a new service which will deliver a tailored day of learning across BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Bitesize website and app, BBC Four and BBC Sounds, with curriculum relevant offers across the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

DfE have published guidance and support for remote education

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_source=c91fe51c-9976-4b1d-9b0a-d3687750e7d7&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate.

announcement by Gavin Williamson at 19.04.2020 coronavirus briefing can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/gavin-williamson-speech-on-covid-19-response?utm_source=bd4b6676-14b5-4359-a8c8-ac7f54bac450&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Oak National Academy to support schools and parents:

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures/guidance-for-schools-about-temporarily-closing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers/coronavirus-covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people;

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

https://111.nhs.uk/

http://• https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

Please select the link below for the latest guidance and information from Essex County Council.

https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus

Handwashing advice:

http://• https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Coronavirus      Stay at home, save lives

Dear resident,

I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.

We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.

But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.

The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.

This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.

It is simple. And it is in our hands.

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.

Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.

I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.

We MUST socially distance.

Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.

The NHS

If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.

We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.

Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.

In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.

Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives

Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council