Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy statement and risk assessment
The policy statment and risk assessment at the bottom of this web page describe, in detail, the measures we have put in place to protect our children, families and staff from the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
Do not come to school if you have :
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do:

Government advice
Updates on COVID-19: 

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Latest Department for Education information:

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Local Government advice
For advice on Leeds City Council services:
This includes a request form for emergency childcare support if you are struggling to find provision for under-school age siblings.

The following Council helplines will refer callers to local community groups:
0113 378 1877 for people who can’t get out, or need help with shopping or medication.
0113 376 0330 for families in financial difficulty, help with food, energy bills, welfare applications
Or email 

Leeds Domestic Violence Service
24 hour helpline: 0113 246 0401. In case of immediate danger call 999. 

Physical and mental health
It's important for you and your children to look after yourselves at this difficult time. For lots of infomation and advice go to:

Grief and loss

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone experiencing loss of any kind and the grief and emotional distress that loss may cause. The service is staffed by experienced counsellors who offer information, advice and emotional support, as well as signposting into local place based services for longer term/specific counselling or other support. Call the service on 0808 196 3833, or use text or online live chat at Translation services are available.

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