The incubation period for this strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is between 2 to 14 days. That means if a person is well 14 days after contact with someone with a confirmed case, they haven't been infected.
The virus can cause more severe symptoms in those with weakened immune systems. However, there's no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups.
The virus is most likely to spread when someone has close contact (i.e. within 2 metres or less) with an infected person.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets that contain the virus. These droplets are likely to be the most important means of transmission, as:
There's currently no good evidence that people who don't have symptoms are infectious to others.
We encourage every class to:
Twinkl is an internet site that schools use all the time. Leigh St Mary's have a whole school annual licence membership.
Due to the situation with regard to the coronavirus and the possibility of schools being closed, Twinkl have very kindly opened up their site free of charge to parents to use.
It is a huge site! Take a few minutes to sign up and have a look at the Parents section. If we have to close school then our teachers will be setting some work using Twinkl and it will help if you already know the site and have signed up (and if the Government does take that decision to close lots of families will be trying to access the site which will 'clog up' their site and it will slow it down.)
Then sign up and go to the Parents section - you will find lots of interactive games and ideas to keep everyone happy!