Infection Control Guidance

Coronavirus (Corvid 19) Advice

This is a rapidly changing situation in the country and school will follow advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England.

Dear Families,

The list of Key workers has now been published but it is clear that to halt the spread of the virus ‘every child who can be safely cared for at home should be’ As a country we need as many people to stay at home as possible. If you can keep your child at home please do.

Essential care between 9.00am-3.30pm will be offered at Hornby School starting next week, Monday 23rd March.

If you think that you are classed as an essential worker according to the Government guidance, and you wish to use the childcare offered please email with the details of where you work and in what job role.

The guidance on essential workers can be found here and also here


We will continue to ask children and visitors to wash hands. We have also instigated daily disinfection of areas such as door handles etc.

The most important new instruction we all have to follow from today, 16.3.20 is to self-isolate from day 1 of a new persistent cough and/ or temperature (>37.8) for 14 days. The adult or child with symptoms needs to self-isolate AS WELL AS all family members even if they are not displaying symptoms.

Parents can use the helpline in this document;

Department for Education coronavirus helpline website

There is also useful advice in these documents / website that we will follow;

Community Support Lancaster

Stay at home guidance

NHS Coronavirus webpage

COVID-19_ guidance for educational settings – GOV.UK 120320

Stay at home_ guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK 120320

GOV Advice for home isolation – 28 Feb 2020

Hornby Coronavirus advice 01

Hornby Coronavirus 02



Parents are sometimes unsure about when to return children to school after an illness or if they have an infection.
The guidance below gives recommended exclusion times from school.
Infection control in schools & childcare settings poster January 2018