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​Derbyshire County Council is offering coronavirus guidance and support to all Derbyshire schools to do everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils, staff, parents and their families. Schools are being advised to follow the Department for Education guidance.

​Derbyshire County Council has launched a new webpage dedicated to sharing coronavirus information and will be updating this on a daily basis.  To view the website please click here.

​​Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education has set up a school helpline to answer questions from staff, parents and young people about coronavirus issues related to education.

Tel: 0800 046 8687
open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

PHE East Midlands response centre
Tel: 0344 225 4524 followed by Option 0 to get through to East Midlands Health Protection Team, then press option 1, then ask for the Coronavirus Response Centre.
Open from 8am to 8pm.

The BBC's Newsround has published a useful video for children called Coronavirus: Why it might not be as scary as it sounds.

Find out more about COVID-19 guidance for educational settings.

Advice for schools
We have ways of contacting Derbyshire schools directly so they have the information they need when they need it.


Current letters to parents