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Coronavirus: How to clean your mobile phone



You should be washing your hands frequently to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as much as you can, but have you also remembered to clean the one device we touch the most throughout the day?

It’s not difficult to clean your mobile and in-fact all you need is a couple of microfibre cloths, water and simple soap.

How to clean your mobile phone

1: Unplug you phone and turn it off

Make sure your phone isn’t plugged in and turn it off.

2: Remove any case the phone may be in

If you put your mobile in a case then take it out. You may need to use the same cleaning advice to clean your case as well.

3: DO NOT use any chemicals or abrasive wipes and no hand gels (these can damage your screen which usually has a protective coating across it

Chemicals and anti-bacterial wipes can damage your phones screen. Use simple soap instead with water as this can be the most effective way to get rid of the bacteria.

4: Using a microfibre cloth, dampen it with water and just basic soap

Don’t soak the cloth and only a little soap will be needed.

5: Gently rub all surfaces with the damp cloth

Be gentle and make sure you wipe all the surfaces and the sides.

6: Ensure you DO NOT get any moisture in any of the phones openings even if your phone is water-resistant

Even water-resistant phones can lose their protection over time so be very careful not to get any mositure in any of the openings such as the phone jack or where you plug in your charger.

7: Using a clean microfibre cloth dry all the surfaces

Using another clean microfibre cloth dry all the surfaces and do not miss the edges.


The moment you touch your phone after cleaning it then you are going to instantly put germs back onto it, so make sure you wash your hands to minimise this as best you can.


West Sussex refuses to support Crawley schools decision of NOT fining parents for keeping children absent



September seems to creeping ever closer and with it comes the supposed return to school for children across the town.

But with the news that parents ‘must’ send their children back to school come the start of the new school year, also came the news that one head in paticular had gone on record to say he would not fine any parent who kept their child at home.

Head of St Wilfrid’s Michael Ferry was interviewed on breakfast television where he stated that he would not fine a parent. This then led to a whole debate about who was right and what the right decision should be.

Now West Sussex County Council has added to this furore by refusing to support a decision to not fine a parent made by any head teacher or school in Crawley.

In a statement a West Sussex County Council Spokesperson said:

“We welcome the plan for all children to return to the classroom in September after, what has been for many, a lengthy absence.

“We recognise that some children may be anxious about returning to school and will work closely with our schools to help them prepare children and build the confidence of parents  and carers in the plans for a safe and managed return.

“We will continue to work with schools to engage with and support parents and carers in getting their children back into school before considering issuing penalties for poor attendance. Issuing fines for non-attendance is always a last resort.”

The lack of apparent support from the county council shows an ever growing divide on decisions being made around the ongoing problems with the coronavirus.

Responding to the comments from West Sussex, Michael Ferry said:

“The guidance allows head teachers as far as they can to make local decisions to meet the needs of their school communities.  If one of those decisions happens to be that we are not going to fine people for something that isn’t their fault then I would expect the local authority to support the headteachers in doing so.

If only 10% turn up when we reopen then I would say I have failed because I have not got across the message about what measures we are taking to protect our students.”

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