Covid-19 - working together through covid-19


“We have set up this new page to keep you informed about relevant information relating to the coronavirus outbreak.  We want to ensure that information to support you is timely, relevant and helpful in supporting you through this difficult time.  We will update the page regularly as the situation develops.  Clearly, these are unprecedented times and a great deal of the advice and guidance is being provided via central government.
We know that, as school based staff, you are at the forefront of the Council’s response.  Thank you for your commitment, flexibility and, above all, please take care of yourselves”

Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director - Children and Young People's Service 


How you can help prevent the spread:


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds;
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work;
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available;
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze;
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards; and
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. 

This short video on how to wash your hands thoroughly is really helpful – please share it with friends as you see fit, here's the link:


Useful downloads

COVID -19 School Staff FAQs - updated 10th August 2020

COVID - 19 Staffing Guidance for Schools & FAQ's - updated 23rd July 2020

Headteacher Guidance for Staff with Special Circumstances - updated 10th July 2020

NYHR Constructive Conversations to Support COVID -19 - updated 18th May 2020

COVID - 19 - Guidance for Schools on Supply and Agency Staff - updated 11th May 2020

Staff Testing for COVID-19 - updated 18th May 2020

COVID -19 - Individual Risk Assessment for Schools - updated 23rd July 2020

COVID -19 Risk Assessment Guidance - updated 23rd July 2020   

Home Working Risk Assessment - updated 5th August 2020

Home working - top tips

Looking After You

Helping Your Community

Furlough and Staff FAQ's and Guidance - Updated 10th June 2020

Ending Furlough - Letter Template - uploaded 22nd May 2020

#askSAL Leaflet for Staff - PDF Version

#askSAL Leaflet for Staff - Word Version

Self Isolation Guidance - Updated 10th July 2020

NEOST Staff Wellbeing Guide 

Useful weblinks

Latest Government information and advice Contact details:

Government guidance for schools and educational settings

NHS information 

Travel advice 

Coronavirus action plan 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is social distancing?