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Government Coronavirus Action Plan & Updates

Coronavirus Updates


Education Updates

The government have now released a document for parents and carers containing relevant information for the current lockdown. Please see link below. The document contains sections on school attendance (who should be offered a place and why places may be limited). The document reiterates that parents will not be penalised for keeping children off school and that they expect schools to authorise the absence.

Page 6 states the following:

"Schools and colleges will continue to record attendance during the national lockdown and will follow up any absences of pupils who they expect to attend. If you wish your child to be absent, we expect schools to authorise the absence. There will not be any penalties for absence during this time"

Page 11 contains a useful link for parents regarding online safety.

Page 16 contains actions parents should take to limit the spread of the virus.

Government Current 2021 Lockdown Arrangements and Information


Handwashing Advice

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:


Coronavirus Action Plan

Coronavirus action plan has been launched by the Government. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here:

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes – also help in delaying the peak of the infection.


Contact the School

Penkford School

Wharf Road
WA12 9XZ

Main Contact: Ms A Kyle

Report an Absence: Mrs R Savage

Safeguarding: Mr D Francis or Mr J Mckune

Family Support: Mrs Y Hall

SEN Contact: Mr D Francis / Ms A Kyle

Curriculum: Mrs N Laughton

Careers: Miss F Maxwell

Tel: 01744 678745
Fax: 01744 678748

SEN Email:

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email:

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