Due to the nature of the spread of COVID-19 and the advice that is offered from Government being updated regularly, this page will be updated to inform parents.
COVID-19 Symptoms vs Cold Symptoms
GOV.UK – Face coverings in education
GOV.UK – Keeping children safe online
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – Virtual Cyber Initiative for teenagers
Public Health England – COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Public Health England – Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection
DCC COVID-19 Advice and Guidance: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx
NHS 111: https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/
Public Health England for the East Midlands:
PHE East Midlands response centre
Tel: 0344 225 4524 followed by Option 0 to get through to East Midlands Health Protection Team, then press option 1, then ask for the Coronavirus Response Centre. Open from 8am to 8pm.
There are 2 routes by which people could become infected with COVID-19:
- secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs
- it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).
There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.
Good hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of infection, including:
- Use of tissues to catch a cough or sneeze, then binning the tissue and washing hands.
- Washing hands frequently, particularly after using public transport, before leaving home, on arrival at school, after using the toilet, after breaks and sporting activities, before food preparation, before eating any food, before leaving school.
- Use of an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- loss of sense of smell or taste
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Due to current Government Advice regarding non-essential social contact the Community Choir will be suspended until further notice.
Despite this they have met virtually and produced a Lockdown Creation!