From Monday 23rd March 2020, Miriam Lord Primary School is closed until further notice. All pupils who can be cared for at home, must stay at home. We will be running a skeleton staff in school during the period of closure to provide care for pupils who require it. If you are a key worker and have no other means of childcare, you should contact school at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest advice applies to people who have recently travelled to one of the countries where coronavirus outbreaks have occurred. Visit the following link for up to date information and advice for travellers returning from affected countries:
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 following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
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: