Coronavirus Advice to Parents, Pupils & Governors

This page is regularly updated with the government's latest advice to education and schools relating to COVID 19.  


These are unprecedented times so Toynbee School will continue to follow Public Health England and the Government's advice and Action plan, in all matters relating to Coronavirus.   

The HELPLINE for advice and information on Coronavrius is as follows:

                     Phone: 0800 046 8687

                     Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

All links are updated regularly by the government and NHS including the most recent advice in relation to travel.


The most important action that we can take to protect against Coronavirus and other germs is to maintain social distance & promote good hand and respiratory hygiene. The advice is to:


  • wash hands often - with soap and water or using alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available.

  • cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin.

  • use the hand sanitising stations which we have set up across the school.

Latest education guidance

The Prime Minister has announced a new National lockdown: Stay at home 

During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. Public vocational exams and assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned. All other children and students will learn remotely until February half term.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.

All early years providers (including registered childminders but not including reception years in primary schools) can remain open during this period of national lockdown.

All education guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students – Coronavirus information for parents, schools, colleges and universities: closures, exams, learning, health and wellbeing.

You can also find what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in January 2021.

Stay at home guidance

The Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) and asked people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.

There is no change in guidance for education settings, which remain closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible.

The full stay at home guidance is available at:

NHS Advice