The Guidance for full opening of schools announced by the Government 2nd July 2020 can be found under the Parent Information page. The school will remain closed to most children until September 2020. If you need to contact the school please use the 'Contact Us' form. Please see the Parent Information pages for ONLINE LEARNING and information about Coronavirus

Bevois Town Primary School


Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

ANNOUNCEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER 23rd March 2020 at 8:30pm

The Prime Minister has instructed everybody to stay at home apart from:

  • Shopping for necessities as infrequently as possible
  • Exercising outside once per day in your own or with another member of your household
  • Medical or care needs
  • Travelling to work only if you work in a critical industry and only if you cannot work from home
  • Meeting friends, shopping for anything beyond essentials and gathering in crowds are now banned

These arrangements will be reviewed in 3 weeks.


The school will remain closed to most children until further notice.



UPDATE FROM PRIME MINISTER 18th March 2020 - 5:20pm

All schools in England will close at the end of the school day on FRIDAY 20th MARCH 2020 until further notice.

Further advice will follow to provide school places for parents/carers who are key workers or whose children have a social worker or an Education Health and Care Plan.


UPDATE 16th March 2020 5:30pm


Boris Johnson has advised the following measures with immediate effect:-

  • if a person in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus (new persistent cough and/or a temperature over 37.8) ALL members of your household should self-isolate for a period of 14 days
  • Notify the school if your household needs to self-isolate
  • avoid all unnecessary travel
  • avoid social gatherings in pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas etc


Advice will be made available later in the week about further 'shielding' elderly and vulnerable people for an initial period of 12 weeks.


School closures may be considered at a later date but schools should remain open until specifically advised by Public Health England to close.



COVID-19: Guidance for Education Settings (updated 16th March 2020)

The Government has published new guidance for schools and other education settings in providing advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19):-


The Coronavirus pandemic has gone beyond "containment" phase into "delay" phase.


The current advice is that if you develop the following symptoms you should self-isolate for 7 days:-

  • a new persistent dry cough and
  • a temperature/fever of over 37.8

Please inform the school if you choose to self-isolate.


Schools are advised not to close unless specifically told to do so by Public Health England.  We are unaware of anybody in the school community who has tested positive for Coronavirus.


This is a fast changing situation and the school will continue to receive daily briefings from Public Health England.  Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email/phone details so that we can contact you quickly.




The Government is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is taking actions at home and abroad.



  • Daily briefings received from Public Health England and Southampton City Council
  • Children reminded and monitored of regular and effective hygiene routines
  • Additional assemblies for children showing them how to wash their hands with soap and water
  • Adult visitors to the school asked to use hand sanitizer containing alcohol (alcohol-free anti bacteria gel will not be effective for any virus)
  • Additional deep cleaning of classrooms and general areas around the school
  • Deep cleaning of school over the Easter holiday.


We will keep you informed of any updates/changes as advised by Public Health England and Southampton City Council.  The current advice is that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.



The most important action that we can all take is to follow effective normal hygiene routines to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus:-

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (singing 2 verses of Happy Birthday).  Watch the following video
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you develop any symptoms described above, self-isolate for 7 days and notify the school
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in a bin (Catch it, Bin it, Kill it)
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 - don't go directly to your GP or other health care environment



  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.



  • Coronavirus Helpline: Phone 0800 046 8687













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