Coronavirus Update

Contact and support during school closure

Please contact school staff via their email address during school closure. Staff will aim to respond within 24 hours.

We understand how this time has drastically changed our lives in many different ways and we will try to support you during this time. Please use the following links to access information you may require and feel free to speak to Mrs Batey who will try her best to help you with these matters:

Food Bank  - Should you require help during this time for food and supplies please ring 01228 221100 or email 

Financial SupportIf your financial situation has changed and you think you may now be eligible for Universal Credit please follow this link for simple to follow information:  

Free School Meals - The Government is providing supermarket vouchers to the value of £15 per child per week during school closures. If you are now in receipt of Universal Credit or any benefits then you may now be eligible for Free School Meals. Please follow this link for further details:

Child Protection or Safeguarding - for information but please do also make contact with Mrs Batey at  who will respond within 24 hours. 

Emergency Childcare HUB Provision from 30th March 2020

Online booking page for Warwick Bridge Hub:  

As of Monday 30th March, emergency keyworker provision will be through hubs schools operated by volunteer staff from across the county. For our area, the hubs are as follows:

Aged under 4: Stone Eden Nursery

Aged 4-11: Warwick Bridge School

Aged 11+: Trinity School, Carlisle.

Further information on the Warwick Bridge hub can be found on our link to Fir Ends website, here:



Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus. The localised risk to Shankhill C of E Primary School is low, but will be increased if you or a close family member has visited a category 1 or 2 area within the last 14 days.

Where to find the latest information:

Go to NHSUK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Latest Official Information from Cumbria County Council:

Early Years Providers – Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Frequently asked questions – Issue no 2 – 23 March 2020

The County Council's frequently asked questions information can be found here:

Latest Official Information from the Government :


All schools are being instructed to close from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.

SOME schools will remain open for children of key workers, children who are deemed to be vulnerable, and children whose families may have vulnerabilities. In Cumbria, decisions on which schools will remain open are being co-ordinated by the Local Authority. 

Two guidance documents were published around midnight on 20th March:

Latest Official Information from the Government (17.3.2020):

New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, 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.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

People with symptoms are no longer required to call NHS 111, as the system is under strain, but are instead urged to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online.

If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we 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)