If you or family members have travelled to affected areas, please follow official advice and inform us so we can consider if we need to take specific actions. Please be aware of misinformation and rumours circulating on Facebook groups and other social media. Please be assured we would contact you if there was a need to do so.
Advice from the Department for Education
The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low.
Advice to those who have travelled recently
Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:
Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province, Iran, Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) & Any Italian town under containment measures
Travellers should self-isolate, even if not showing symptoms, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel. Go home or to your destination and then self isolate.
Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas
This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:
• Cambodia • China*
• Hong Kong • Italy: north
• Japan • Laos
• Macau • Malaysia
• Myanmar • Republic of Korea
• Singapore • Taiwan
• Thailand • Vietnam
*please click here to see map for detailed locations
Travellers from these areas do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
Encouraging good hygiene
As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:
• always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Please reinforce with your child(ren) the importance of good hygiene routines.
Updates on Coronavirus - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirusPublic Health England blog - https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/