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St Dennis

Primary Academy

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Coronavirus Information

New Self-isolation Guidance - from 11th January 2022

Book for Children


Please follow this link to a Coronavirus digital booklet, written specifically for primary school age children. It is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, who illustrated beloved children's characters such as The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog, the Highway Rat, the Smeds and the Smoos, and many others.


Coronavirus - a book for children


The booklet explains what the virus is, how you catch it, and how you can help control it - as well as why some places are closed and what might happen next - and was written with input from Professor Graham Medley at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as two head teachers and a child psychologist.

Please follow this link to our 'Home Learning' page where you will find our Remote Learning Policy, our Guide about Remote Learning for Parents and Carers, our Acceptable Use for Live Lessons Guide, and lots more links to class and subject based resources.

Outbreak Management

Guide for Lateral Flow Testing at Home

Truro and Penwith Academy Trust Guidance on Coronavirus

Truro and Penwith Academy Trust are tracking and following advice issued by the World Health Organisation, National Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with regard to Coronavirus


The Importance of Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.


How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Hand washing: how to wash your hands properly

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

How to wash your hands NHS song

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.


Educational Resources

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

Campaign Resources


Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

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 the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.


Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19

Guidance for educational settings

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas

Educational resources – Coronavirus

Educational resources – School Zone

Twitter – EducationGovUK

Facebook – EducationGovUK

WHO Q&A on Coronavirus


Useful Numbers

The Clays Surgery

01726 890370

Brannel Surgery

01726 822254

Public Health England 01726 874450
Treliske Hospital 01872 250000

St Dennis Chemist

01726 822200

Boots Fraddon

01726 862756

St Dennis Spar 01726 822482
St Austell Foodbank 01726 65313
Resugga Farm Shop 07872 165569
Cornwall County Council 0300 1234 100
Nanpean Shop - Delivery 01726 823111
Cornish Food Box Company - Delivery 01726 822200
Riverford Veg Boxes - Delivery 01803 227227
Jobcentre Plus 01872 355068
Carers Allowance 0345 6084321
Ocean Housing 01726 874450
Cornwall Housing 0300 1234161
Coastline Housing 01726 874450
Citizens Advice Bureau 01872 265305
Mind Mental Health Support 0300 123 3393
Childline 0800 1111
Multi-Agency Referral Unit 0300 1231 116
HMRC Government Helpline – Corona Virus 0800 0159 559



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St Dennis Primary Academy is part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 08880841. Registered address: College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX