General Advice
The safety of our attendees, family and coaching staff across the academy is our number one priority.

We continue to operate normally in line with the current advice published by the Government and Public Health England for schools and education settings.

Following similar advice, the Department for Education (DfE) has advised that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do by Public Health England.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify parents/carers of any changes to how we operate via the website and our social media channels. We will continue to provide updates as and when we have them.

Steps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
We have implemented the advice from Public Health England for education settings to prevent the spread of Coronavirus including routines around coughs/sneezes and hand washing.

Please encourage your children to wash their hands carefully and regularly for 20 seconds with soapy water and to sneeze or cough into a tissue and dispose of it in the bin.

Staying at home for people with confirmed or possible Coronavirus (COVID 19) infection
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are the onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature.

If anyone has symptoms of coronavirus infection, however mild, they must stay at home and not leave their house for 7 days from when the symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to decide to self-isolate.

If this applies to your child, please report their absence to their school in the usual way and ensure you confirm that you are self-isolating your child because they are showing symptoms of coronavirus infection.

While they are at home:
– Follow the NHS stay at home advice
– Follow the Government’s stay at home guidance

Anyone self-isolating should remain at home until 7 days after the onset of symptoms. After 7 days, if they feel better and no longer have a high temperature, they can return to their normal routine and go back to school or work. If they have not shown any signs of improvement and medical advice has not already been sought, you should contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

Please note that a cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean a person must continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days.

If your child is confirmed at any stage as having coronavirus following testing, please notify the school. We will follow the advice from Public Health England about tracing contacts and protecting other pupils and staff.

Education Helpline
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a helpline to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID 19) related to education. 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)

General Health Advice
Go to the NHS webpage on the coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself and your family.

Use NHS 111 online
Call 111 if you need to speak to someone about a health concern. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Easter Half Term There is currently no change to our impending Easter Half Term Soccer Schools.

Newcastle Elite continues to follow the national advice designed to delay the COVID19 spread and continues to seek clarification on a daily basis to ensure we are following the correct advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DfE).

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for everyone and we would like to thank everyone in your support of NEA and for the questions received so far. We will be very happy to speak to anyone individually about specific concerns.

Rest assured, we will continue to monitor and assess the situation in relation to coronavirus on a daily basis for all of our academy community and update information as it develops.