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Coronavirus Track & Trace Scams Advice

 

Be aware of a growing trend of criminals taking advantage of the current Covid-19 crisis to defraud innocent people, including the new NHS Test and Trace service.

 

The NHS Test and Trace service has been introduced to allow the NHS to trace the spread of the virus, isolate new infections and give early warning if the virus is increasing again.

However, scammers are now making phone calls, sending texts and emails pretending to be from NHS Test and Trace in order to obtain your personal details.

Advice on how to identify a genuine contact tracer from a scammer.

Genuine NHS contact tracers will:

  • -call you from 0300 013 5000
  • -send you text messages from ‘NHS’
  • -ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
  • -ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
  • -ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
  • -ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the two days prior to your symptoms starting
  • ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England

 

Contact tracers will never:

  • -ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • -ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
  • -ask for any details about your bank account
  • -ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • -ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • -disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
  • -provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
  • -ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • -ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the Action Fraud website. If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0344 411 1444

You will only ever be called from the number 0300 013 5000, or you will be texted from “NHS”. 

 

Symptoms

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Stay Alert

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Staying at Home Guidance 24th March 2020

Yesterday, the Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) and asked people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.

There is no change in guidance for education settings, which remain closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible.

The full stay at home guidance is available at:

Coronavirus Information

We are following the guidelines from Public Health England and further support and advice can be sought by visiting their website 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

The Government Coronavirus Action Plan can be found at -

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan  

A new helpline has been launched to answer questions about COVID-19.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 

Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase

Yesterday, the Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

 ** Please read the document below for the latest updates - 19 March 2020 **

*Please also read the letter sent out to parents with the up to date plan for our school*

 

File icon: docx HCAT 11th May 2020 Parent Communication [docx 55KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Latest Update re - Schools 19th March 2020 [pdf 307KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Coronavirus Letter to Parents 16th March 2020 [docx 84KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Coronavirus Update 13th March 2020 [docx 16KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Coronavirus Action Plan [pdf 262KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Stockwell letter to parents 27.04.20 (1) [pdf 374KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf May 2020 Letter to parents 8th June wider opening (1) [pdf 539KB] Click to download