FAQs - Full opening guidance for schools

Updated 7 November 2020

Educational settings only need to contact the SW Health Protection Team if they have a confirmed COVID case.

They should telephone the Health Protection Team (HPT- 0300 303 8162) regarding possible COVID cases if:

  • Hospital admission with COVID like symptoms
  • Possible case who won't get tested
  • A cluster of possible cases/ increased absenteeism
  • Possible case with a definite link to confirmed case

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Public Health Webinars return 

Public Health England South West Health Protection Team have set up additional COVID-19 educational setting webinars for any educational setting to attend.

The sessions will cover infection prevention principles and then discuss scenarios to illustrate this.

If you would like to attend, the webinars will be run on selected dates that are listed on our Eventbrite page

Please register for a ticket on the date that you would like to attend. Registering for a ticket is free, it does not cost anything to attend these webinars.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join. On the day of your webinar another email containing a copy of the presentation for you to access will be sent out.

If you have any difficulties, you can contact the South West Health Protection Team on 0300 303 8162 or via email contact swhpt@phe.gov.uk.

Supporting children's social and emotional wellbeing as they return to school

Social & emotional learning (or SEL) is an essential part of every child's education. And it is widely recognised that a focus on emotional wellbeing and relationships will be critical to children's ability to re-engage and learn when they go back to school following the COVID-19 lockdown. Download useful guides and resources on the Early Intervention Foundation website

If you have any questions or feedback about these pages please email childrensservicesresponse@plymouth.gov.uk

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