Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Guidance on the wider opening of education and childcare settings
Yesterday we published guidance on our plans to open education and childcare settings to more children from 1 June.
Guidance on the actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June can be found here:
Guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings can be found here:
Guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people can be found here:
Thames Primary Academy closed to most pupils on Friday 20th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and will remain closed until further notice. We are following government and Public Health England guidance in order to keep everyone in school safe. We will update parents and carers as and when the situation changes.
Please ensure that your contact details are up to date with us and let us know of any changes. The school office will be open between 9am and 3 pm each week day if you need to talk to someone at school or need any support and guidance.
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.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: