COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION
(Information last updated: 14 April 2022)
People are encouraged to exercise caution when going about their activities. Keep your family safe by reading the information on the gov.uk website.
Our risk assessment
You can read our risk assessment (this version is from 15 December 2021) to see the measures we have put in place to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Minimising the spread of coronavirus
We are encouraging students, staff and visitors to observe good hygiene practices, which may include:
- washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using alcohol-based hand-sanitiser;
- washing hands when you get home and to school;
- covering a cough or sneeze with a tissue - which should then be deposited in a bin - or your sleeve;
- cleaning your surroundings frequently;
- letting fresh air into indoor spaces;
- wearing a face covering or a mask;
- not touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean;
- trying to avoid contact with people who are unwell.
COVID vaccinations for children and young people
Children and young people aged 5 and above are being offered the opportunity to receive a first and second dose of the Coronavirus vaccination.
Some children and young people aged 5 and above are eligible for a booster dose. Read this page on the NHS website to find out more.
If you cannot book an appointment online, you can call 119 free of charge; interpreters are available via this number.
If you need information and support relating to the COVID-19 vaccination, visit the Camden website where you will find a range of resources.
More information is available on the NHS website.
If you would prefer to listen to videos in home languages, use this page on the NHS website.
If you think your child has COVID-19
Please remember that although we do want all students to continue to attend school, we ask for your support in continuing to keep all our students and staff safe.
Sources of support
Staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Sadly, a small number of individuals are taking advantage of this situation and using it for their own criminal gains. The police have identified a number of scams that have been posted to online social media and mobile phone direct messaging platforms, e-mail and through door-to-door contact.
The police would like to encourage parents/carers and students to stop, think and research the authenticity prior to engaging or re-posting any message in order to prevent becoming a victim of this criminal activity.
You can also use the Met's Little Book of Cyber Scams and animation videos for online safety and fraud prevention.
Parents, carers and students are also advised to be particularly vigilant to unwanted activity or attention online. Thinkuknow has information for you about how to stay safe online.
Further advice and guidance
- Visit the UK Government website for updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- Camden Council has also placed lots of useful information on its website: https://www.camden.gov.uk/COVID-19.
- Camden is also sharing updates through the Camden New Journal.
- The Camden and Islington Public Health team has created this helpful coronavirus myth-buster document.
- The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced this advice sheet for parents/carers.
- If you are self-isolating and need someone to bring you shopping, prescription medicines or anything else, call Camden Council on 0207 974 4444 and choose option 9. You can also visit Camden’s online directory which will help you find a local organisation who can help with everyday tasks you might be finding difficult.
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline