What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.
You can read authorised and up to date information about the Coronavirus pandemic virus known as COVID-19 on the UK government website


Do you have a positive result? Do you need to isolate? How long for? 

Please see the up to date information here:



CLICK HERE to see the Government’s latest ‘Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’


Covid - General Information

As you will have seen in the news, more and more reports about the Coronavirus (COVID 19) are appearing frequently, we would like to inform you of the steps we have in place as a school and some of the things you can do at home. All of this will help prevent any spread of any virus.

At School:

- We have soap and water available across the site

- All children are reminded to wash their hands at key points

- Each class has had a lesson about the importance of hand washing

- There are tissues available in each classroom

- We have worked with the NHS to teach children to sneeze and cough into their elbow (pretending to ‘dab’).

At home:

- Talk to your child about good hygiene

- Teach them how to sneeze and cough into a tissue / into their elbow

- Reassure them if they are worried about anything they hear on the news

- Get children to wash their hands just before leaving for school and as soon as they get home from school

Please note - we do not have any cases of Coronavirus and this information is just to ensure general good hygiene which will help protect everyone from a variety of viruses such as colds and flu.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19  Click here for the latest Government Advice.


During these challenging times, the safeguarding of all children continues to be a priority, whether they are at home or in attendance at school. 

The following fundamental safeguarding principles remain the same: 

  • The best interests of children continue to come first 
  • If anyone in our school has a safeguarding concern, they will act immediately 
  • A designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or deputy DSL will always be available 
  • No unsuitable people will be allowed to gain access to our children 
  • Children and parents will continue to be educated and protected when they are online. 


Trawden Forest Primary School has an addendum to its Child Protection policy to reflect the new rules and approaches that are needed in response to Coronavirus (COVID- 19). This is kept updated throughout this situation.


To see more safeguarding information, click here.


To see our school policies, including the Safeguarding policy, click here


Below are some documents that you may find useful including our staged response.

COVID-19 Information

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now 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)


Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Latest Department for Education information: