School is currently closed except for children of key workers.

It is important that we keep you informed of the information the school has received from Public Health England with reference to corona virus.  This is an ever evolving situation and we are anticipating regular updates and advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England which we will continue to share with you as necessary.

Last updated 20/03/2020

Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, has announced that as part of the country’s ongoing response to COVID-19, schools, colleges and early years settings have been asked to close to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday 23 March.  Please also see attached letter for information on the actions that Boothroyd Primary Academy is taking in response to this latest news:

parent letter re closure


Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers from GOV.UK can also be found here:

Government advice re staying at home if you have corona virus symptoms (updated 16th March)

  • a high temperature/fever
  • a new, continuous cough

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Click the thumbnail below for symptoms advice

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.

Coronavirus Poster

Department for Education Corona Virus helpline

The  DFe have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

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

Action Plan

On 12th March, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government’s response to COVID-19 is now moving into the Delay phase – the second phase in the government’s corona virus action plan.

The corona virus action plan has been launched by the Government. This document sets out what has been done to tackle corona virus (COVID-19), and what the Government plans to do next, depending upon the course the current corona virus outbreak takes.

The action plan can be found here:


Please also click / follow the links below for further information:

Please click here to see letter from Focus Trust for our Parents: Focus-Trust corona advice letter

Click here for some useful advice for parents about helping your child during this period:

helping children during the coronavirus outbreak

DfE Covid-19 Update 2 March 2020

Schools letter Travel advice Corona Virus 26.02.2020

Coronavirus advice for education settings poster 26.02.2020

Please contact Mrs Lynch at school should you require any further help.  Thank you.