We would like to confirm that Barnsley Academy continues to follow the full advice of Public Health England (links below).
The advice from Public Health England at this time is that all schools should carry on as normal.
We will keep parents updated of any changes should there be any.
We continue to emphasise with both staff and pupils the importance of handwashing and hygiene, in line with the guidance about how best to prevent the spread of infection. We are taking opportunities to reinforce these messages regularly and to encourage staff and pupils to wash their hands at regular points throughout the school day.
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687 (Opening hours: 8am to 6pm- Monday to Friday)
Coronavirus NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Foreign travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Norovirus (vomiting bug): https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/
Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
Letter for Parents 17/03/2020
Letter for Parents 18/03/2020
Letter for Parents 19/03/2020
Letter for Parents 20/03/2020
Key Worker Form
Financial Support Letter 01/04/2020