Latest Health AdviceCoronavirus Concerns
Advice for Parents/Carers regarding ongoing national concerns about the coronavirus and members of our community returning from abroad.
Firstly, it is important to note that government guidance click here for full information is making clear that risks are still low with 6,536 of the people in the UK with flu-like symptoms testing negative and only 9 positive. We also need to bear in mind that February is traditionally the peak of the annual flu-season in the UK.
Nevertheless, it is important that we take every necessary step to ensure we are following advice from Public Health England.
Guidance for travellers returning to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau is that they should stay indoors and call NHS 111 if they experience symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath.
Additionally, travellers returning from:
• Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy. These areas are
• Terranova dei Passerini
• Castiglione d’Adda
• Vo’ Eugane
• San Fiorano
• Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
• Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
• stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
• call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area
We are conscious that we, along with hundreds of schools, have just had a ski trip return from a very successful visit to Italy, However we would seek to reassure parents that the area visited was not one of the ‘lockdown areas’ and that the standard advice remains that students should attend school as normal unless they develop flu-like symptoms.
Should symptoms arise, the students should remain at home with NHS 111 being called.
Please be reassured that we will continue to monitor the advice from Public Health England and will seek to keep you updated as new information emerges.
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