Coronavirus Information

Recovery Plan and Risk Assessment
Please download a copy of our recovery plan and risk assessment below (last updated 29th May 2020)
Implementation of Phase 1: Children of Key Workers and Vulnerable Children

All of the Phase 1 key worker places have now been allocated and we are at full capacity for the time being.

We ask that you do not come to Dawpool if you have not been contacted with the offer of a place, as we cannot accept any more children at this point. If further capacity can be provided, we will email parents again. Sincere thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Information about the implementation of Phase 1 can be downloaded below.

Additional Information

Last Updated: 29th May 2020 at 2:00pm

The Local Authority has agreed a procedure for Wirral Primary Schools to follow. Pupils will return to school in four phases:

  • Phase 1 – Pupils of key workers and vulnerable pupils. Increased numbers are expected due to more parents returning to work.
  • Phase 2 – Year 6 pupils will start attending.
  • Phase 3 – Foundation 2 pupils will start attending.
  • Phase 4 – Year 1 pupils will start attending.

The Local Authority is not prioritising Foundation 1 at this stage. Similarly, Years 2,3,4 and 5 are not identified as priority year groups.

Schools will decide when to implement each phase depending on their individual circumstances and only when it is safe to so. This will depend on several factors:

  • Staff availability

  • Number of pupils

  • Suitability of rooms

  • Confidence that groups can maintain the strict social distancing and infection control measures. 

Each phase will be separately risk assessed to take into account these and other factors. We are expecting to implement phase 1 on Monday 1st June.

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Read more about what you can and cannot do


The Home Learning tab of the website contains everything you need to support your child's learning at home. If you have any questions, please contact us using the email addresses provided in the Home Learning Guide

In the documents below, the government have answered many commonly asked questions:

Guidance for Parents: Reopening schools to more pupils from 1st June

What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak

Scientific Advice and Information for Schools

A dedicated helpline for children and young people in Wirral has been set up by the council. The helpline, which will be staffed by professionals from across children’s services who are experienced in dealing with young people, will be open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. All calls made to the number are free. Children and young people can call 0808 196 4147 to speak to one of the advisors who will be there to take their call.

‘Starline’ is a national helpline for parents to provide advice on home learning, sharing tips, techniques and resources to help children continue their learning and to support family wellbeing. Phone 0330 313 9162


Key Contacts

NHS 111

NHS 111 online:

DfE Helpline: 0800 046 8687 (questions about COVID-19 related to education, open 8am-6pm Monday -Friday)


Public Health England North West: 0344 225 0562


The following criteria would have to be met for schools to reopen to more pupils from 1st June:

1) Evidence that the NHS can cope across the UK 

2) A sustained fall in daily death rates 

3) Evidence that the rate of infection is decreasing 

4) Confidence that supplies of testing and PPE are able to meet demand 

5) No risk of a second peak