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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest information

  • To find the latest health information on coronavirus please visit the NHS website (external link) 
  • To find the latest government guidance please visit the website  (external link) 
  • To find the latest information from Ealing Council, please visit the Ealing Council website (external link) 

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature
  • new,continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

For more information, including what to do if you have symptoms please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (  

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE have launched a new 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) Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm 

Please see below for most recent updates.

Educational Settings Updates

For latest government guidance, please visit:  What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges - GOV.UK ( 

You can also visit our Return to School page for more information, including details on what to do if your child displays symptoms.  

Return to School |  Ealing Directory ( 

Get a COVID-19 Test

To find out how you can get a COVID-19 Test, even if you do not have symptoms,  please visit Get tested | Ealing Council 

Holiday playschemes, after school clubs and other out of-school settings

Latest government guidance: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV.UK ( 

For further information, advice and guidance please contact the Family Information Service

Tel: 020 8825 5588  



Resources for parents/carers

We have compiled some resources which you may find useful, including how you can speak to children about coronavirus , educational activities and more. Visit our Coronavirus- useful resources page. 

Food Banks, Food Distribution Services & Food Bank Collections

We have compiled all the information we have on local food banks and food collections points. Visit the Food Banks, Food Distribution Services & Food Bank Collections page for more infomation.

Where to find latest information Updates on COVID-19:

Ealing Council Updates (includes information on local testing, government updates and support for residents and businesses)  

NHS Updates on COVID-19 including symptoms, self isolation,  testing and tracing:

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19: 

Staying Alert and Safe (Social Distancing) Guidance

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Education and Childcare- Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance on schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision  

Guidance for further education and skills providers on maintaining provision

Guidance for parents and carers covering changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people over the age of 5 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

Information in other languages

All pages on this directory can be accessed in other languages using the Google Translate option on the top right hand side of this page (this does not include any downloadable attachments).

You may also find the information you are looking for on the Ealing Council website, also available in multiple languages 

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