Wavendon Gate School


COVID-19 - Advice & Information

COVID-19 Advice & Information - September 2020


We are delighted that our school has reopened for the new academic year with every year group back full time. Please see our School Covid Procedures folder on our website for details of the measures we are putting in place to keep our staff, pupils and families safe whilst on site.


Please help us to slow the spread of COVID-19 by making sure you and your children follow these guidelines set out by the government to prevent spreading Covid-19:


  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
  • FACE - Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
  • When meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than six, indoors or outdoors.
  • If your child or anyone in your family is suffering from any of the following symptoms, they must self isolate and arrange for a coronavirus test.
  • 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.

  • Contacts of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) must self-isolate at home because they are at risk of developing symptoms themselves in the next 14 days and could spread the virus to others before the symptoms begin. In this instance you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.


If you’re worried about your symptoms, please use the NHS 111 website for advice do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.


Please click here to access an informative blog from Public Health England


  • Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Please find below an information leaflet on where and how to seek help if your child is unwell.

Please find below an information leaflet from MK SEN team