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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

If your child or someone in the child’s household is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 and follow the PHE “Stay at Home” guidance as below.

As you will be aware the government have identified the following year groups, Reception, Year 1 & 6, as those they want to return to school first. Following Local Authority guidance we will be having a 3 week staggered return.

w/c 08.06.2020 Reception children

w/c 15.06.2020 Reception and Year 1 children

w/c 23.06.2020 Reception, Year 1 & 6 children.


Please click on the appropriate letter below  for your child's year group as it contain some very important information. We will be providing further information for each year group the week before their return.

BwD Authority and The Wish Centre have provided school with this information to share in case any of our families are finding lockdown particularly difficult. Please take a look, but remember school will also help in any way we can. You just need to get in touch.



The Blackburn with Darwen Help Hub is here to help the local community who may need some support, this can be help with accessing food and other essential supplies to help get through these challenging times. There will also be staff and volunteers who can make phone calls to check on people to keep their spirits up while isolating at home. People can get in touch with the Help Hub:  By filling in this online form or By calling 01254 588111. Please keep updated on the latest via: and We will be making contact with partners who may be able to take some referrals to provide localised support.

DfE guidance on Free School Meal vouchers

Latest guidance from the government 'STAYING AT HOME GUIDANCE'




Dear parents and carers

You will be aware the government has issued further advice regarding COVID 19. This information was shared via a press conference on Monday 16th March.


New Guidance to Educational settings states - This is available on the site  :

·       Staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. This should now be for fourteen days.

·       If staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home

·       To continue to clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products

·       Continue to supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

·       Unless we have been directly advised to close by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team, the government recommend all education settings remain open


Main messages regarding Stay at home: Guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection are - This is available on the site:

·       If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill

·       It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

·       For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.

·       If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

·       If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible

·       If you have coronavirus symptoms:

do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home

testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home

·       Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household

·       Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home

·       Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser

·       If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

As a school we continue to Promote good hand and respiratory hygiene with our pupils:

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Catch coughs or sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the bin and wash hands
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

We also:

  • Follow a routine cleaning programme with emphasis on frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Provide adequate supplies for good hygiene, including clean and functional handwashing stations, soap, paper towels, and alcohol‐based hand sanitiser
  • Follow PHE guidance regarding school closures if necessary



Dear Parents / Carers

We are continually receiving advice from the Department for Education and Local Authority regarding the Coronavirus issue. I will update this page with any new information as we get it.


Letter sent home to parents 17.03.2020

Parents Letter regarding Cornavirus 16.03.2020

Letter from Local Authority 13.03.2020