A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are any of the following:
a new continuous cough;
a high temperature;
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell.
Visit the NHS website for more information about the symptoms of Coronavirus - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
The latest information suggests that coronavirus is most likely to spread when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. There are two routes by which people could become infected:
There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.
There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family and others:
For those year groups remaining at home, teachers are continuing to set a range of home learning activities. These can be accessed through the videos and additional resources being shared on the class pages on the website. Teachers can be contacted via their class emails if you have any questions about the activities or would like to share any of the work your children are completing.
Additional online learning resources that have been identified in the government guidance include:
BBC Bitesize - three daily lessons covering Maths, English and an area of the wider curriculum
Oak National Academy - at least three daily lessons covering Maths, English and the wider curriculum
Link to the government's guidance on helping primary school children continue their education during Coronavirus