Dovedale Nursery

Information about the Coronavirus

We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.

We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close our Nursery for any additional time.

We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health England and the Department for Education to close, we will inform parents and carers immediately.

Unfortunately due to coronavirus the Princes Road Restaurant and the Princes Hair and Beauty Salons are closed until further notice.

The College would like to reassure parents/carers, staff and other stakeholders that we are staying up-to-date with the latest information issued by Public Health England.

Your health and safety is important to us. For that reason we recommend you follow current advice in the UK and to take precautionary measures to protect yourself such as:

  • Wash your hands - soap or hand gel can kill the virus
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing - ideally with a tissue - and wash your hands afterwards, to prevent the virus spreading
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth - if your hands touch a surface contaminated by the virus, this could transfer it into your body
  • Don’t get too close to people coughing, sneezing or with a fever - they can propel small droplets containing the virus into the air - ideally keep 1m away

The NHS Covid19 advice as at 17th March 2020 is

If your child presents with a new cough or persistent cough or high temperature (over 37.8C) your child (and any siblings) will be required to stay off nursery or out of school care for a full 14 days.

If your child presents with the above symptoms at home, please inform us.

We ask that visitors and anyone collecting / dropping of your child also follows NHS advice regarding self isolating.

If a member of your household has either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

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.

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • 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
  • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home

If you are or believe you may be pregnant please take particular care to minimise your social contact with others.

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Please check with The Foreign Office for the latest advice on travelling abroad.

If you have any concerns about the coronavirus please see the latest information from the National Health Service at