Coronavirus Advice and Information


We acknowledge that not being in school is a big change for us all. We know that children respond best to routines and we believe that establishing a simple routine is best for you and your child's well being in this uncertain time.

Please see the example below which will help you structure your day

For more information on activities to do with your children at home please visit our Facebook page-

Useful Education Links

BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated but there's so much still available

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

Engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger children


Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free Science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Educational Videos

Cbeebies Radio

Red Ted Art

Arts and Crafts


This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information

At West Earlham Infant School, the safety of our pupils and staff is of paramount importance and together we can help slow the spread of coronavirus by following the advice below.


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Parents, staff and pupils should remember that Inclusive Schools Trust is not a medical authority and this guidance is not intended as medical or legal advice.  

Useful Health Links

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 this helpline as follows:

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

NHS coronavirus advice

Public Health England information to the public

Travel advice

Talking to your children about the Coronavirus


What does self-isolating mean?

If you have been told to self-isolate, you need to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. It is important to follow the advice for the whole period, even if you do not have any symptoms.


  • stay at home
  • separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time
  • only allow people who live with you to stay
  • stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting groceries, medicines or other shopping
  • make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online
  • clean toilets and bathrooms regularly
  • think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves
  • use separate towels from anyone else in the household
  • wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean crockery and cutlery
  • stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact



  • invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter
  • go to work, school or public areas
  • use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis
  • share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home


School Closure Information

Our school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • Not enough adult supervision to ensure the health and safety supervision of our children
  • Directed to by the Local Authority, Public Health England or another Advisory Body


Steps taken to decide on whether to close the school will be as follows

  • The Headteacher will liaise with the Local Authority and inform the Chair of the Governors and a joint decision will be made whether our school should be open or not
  • The decision to open our school, or not, will be communicated to staff and parents via:

Our school website

Text Messaging/Email

Social Media

Local Authority and local media websites.
Decisions will be made and communicated by 3pm each subsequent day.

Learn Well Live Well

Contact Us.

Head Teacher: Sarah Mardell

West Earlham Infant & Nursery School
Scarnell Road, Norwich, NR5 8HT