After Friday 20 March, schools will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children. Check the website of your child's primary school, secondary school or special school for current details.The Department for Education has set-up a coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions – from early years up to universities, plus parents.
Department for Education (DfE) coronavirus helpline : 0800 046 8687
The phone line is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Government and health information
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.
Residents, businesses and visitors in Thurrock should follow government information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance on what to do if you think you are at risk.
Latest government information and advice
The government provides public information on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms. Go to:
GOV.UK : Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
GOV.UK : Coronavirus (COVID-19) stay at home guidance
GOV.UK : Coronavirus ( COVID-19) social distancing and vulnerable people guidance
Public Health England blog : Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to know
Public Health England blog : Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Self - isolation
Latest NHS health information
The NHS provides information on how coronavirus is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading germs. Go to NHS : Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital if you think that either:
you have symptoms
you might have been exposed to the virus when travelling
Go to NHS 111 Online : Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice to find out what to do if you think you have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus.
Latest travel advice
The government provides guidance for people travelling overseas. Go to:
GOV.UK : Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advice
NHS : Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for travellers
The government has also published specialist advice for employers and staff in different types of businesses and services. Go to our Coronavirus (COVID-19) business and service advice links.
Grangewaters is Evolving : Events Calendar 2020
See attached all the exciting events planned at Grangewaters this year.
Early bird discount – Confirm an activity booking for your group in 2020 before the end of January for 5% discount.
Opportunity for teachers to visit Grangewaters for FREE!
We are opening the gates for teacher’s to check out our facilities, try out a number of activities and take away information on how we can support your school.
Friday 3rd April. Drop in between 3-7pm.
All you need to do is:
Contact the centre to confirm your attendance - give your name, school and any relevant medical info.
Contact Details -
01708 855 228
Willow Biomass Project coming soon.......
More details to follow.
Parents - how to be online safe
Supporting you to deliver education and raise awareness of online child abuse and exploitation:
Teaching online safety :