Up to Date Links:
Public Health England - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Doncaster Council updates -
Foreign Office Travel Advice - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Overseas trips for children under 18 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector
Government guidance for social/community care and residential settings (including children’s homes) regarding COVID 19 provided in this link.
Additional information and guidance can also be found here:
Support for Children
School Meal Updates
At this moment, there will be no meals being provided for our universal infant school meals. This is in line with updated government guidance.
Any family in receipt of free school meals are entitled to a meal or voucher from the school. Please make contact with us if you feel this applies to you. The school will provide a voucher for the most vulnerable cases. The school will use a FSM checker to ensure you are eligible. You can apply for free school meals on the link below.
Before you apply for free school meals you must read all the information on this page. Am I entitled to free school meals for my child? Your child will be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving one of the following benefits or support:
All critical keyworker children will be provided with a hot/cold option on the days they are in school. Please can these children all bring labelled water bottles where possible.
Funding for free childcare offers to continue in the event of Coronavius closures
Today the Chancellor has confirmed the Government will continue to pay for free early years entitlement places even if settings are closed on the advice of Public Health England or children are not able to attend due to coronavirus. We expect local authorities to follow the Department’s position, and to continue early entitlements funding for all childminders, schools and nurseries. We will not be asking for funding back from local authorities.
The Government’s advice remains that childcare settings should stay open unless advised otherwise by Public Health England, and today’s announcement should help settings to continue to do so. This will minimise both longer-term disruption to parents and any income losses that providers may otherwise experience.
The full statement can be found here:
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. 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.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance: