Latest information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to be mild.

Coronavirus is a viral disease that can cause coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. It can be more severe in older people, those with weakened immune systems and some long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer.

You should stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them youโ€™re staying at home.

It is essential you contact MPS Education immediately if:

  • You have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild
  • You are awaiting a COVID-19 test result.
  • You have been identified as being in close contact of somebody who has the virus.

You can find the latest information from Public Health Wales on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by following the below link. This is a live page that will be updated regularly as matters progress:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Pay Queries

At MPS Education, we understand that this is a difficult and worrying time for those working on a supply basis and our team are on hand to support you with any queries you may have.

Unfortunately, if you are a supply worker, working on day to day bookings, you will not be entitled to receive any pay if the schools are closed as there will be no work available for you.

If you are in a long-term supply booking, any payment will be at the school’s discretion, please call your usual contact at MPS Education to discuss this (01443 230 292).

School Closures

You should contact MPS Education if you are sent home from school because a member of staff or a pupil is being tested for coronavirus. In the event of this happening, you will then be required to self-isolate.

Information on self-isolation can be found here:

https://phw.nhs.wales/self-isolation-advice.html

Whilst the schools remain open, we would like to remind all MPS Teachers and Support Staff of the steps they can take to limit the spread of infection and to protect both yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often โ€“ do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, not your hands.
  • Place used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid contact with people who are unwell.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

MPS Education will continue to monitor the governmentโ€™s guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will make additional recommendations as required.

We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.