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COVID-19 Information



As a school we are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.


We continue to take guidance from Public Health England and the Boarding Schools' Association. Taking this into account, we are now limiting access to the site to essential visitors only. If you are unsure as to whether your proposed visit is considered essential, please email the school reception,


If your visit to North Petherton is essential, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:

  • You have travelled from or transited through any of the countries or areas that are currently on 'lockdown' in the past 14 days.
  • You have developed a fever (about 37.8C) or a new, continuous cough within the last seven days.
  • Anyone in your household is required to self-isolate in accordance with Government guidelines. 


Along with all members of the North Petherton community, any visitors to the school should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit.


For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that the school is currently operating a 'no handshake' policy for all members of its community. 


We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff. 


If you have any questions, please contact the member of staff you were due to visit.







Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

This film uses playmobile to explain why we are having to stay away from our friends and extended family at the moment. I hope it helps you to understand this tricky time!

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