As a Government-regulated provider, we are balancing our role as a vital local service for working parents – particularly NHS and emergency service employees - with the need to act responsibly, and at the right time, to this fast moving situation.
The health and wellbeing of our children, their families and our colleagues is an absolute priority at all times but in addressing the threat posed by the Coronavirus greater vigilance and new measures have been introduced in all our settings.
Our Health Safety and Environment specialists are working with leading medical and scientific advisors to ensure we minimize, as far as possible, the risk posed by this infection.
The support and cooperation of parents is, as always, greatly appreciated at this time.
Typical symptoms of Coronavirus include fever – 37.8 and above - and a new and persistent cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Older people and those with weakened immune systems and long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease are more vulnerable.
The following Public Health websites provide further and daily updated information about the Coronavirus:
- For detailed advice on how to protect yourself: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
- The NHS 111 online coronavirus service : https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 can help you determine if you need medical help.
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will provide the most up-to-date travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
- Coronavirus and caring for your baby: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/coronavirus-and-caring-for-your-baby/
- The most up to date advice and information on measures adopted to slow the progress of the virus can be found on a daily updated ‘Blog’ by Public Health England.