Concerns Regarding Coronavirus

Update 26 / 02 / 2020       12:30pm

This morning all schools have received the letter attached below.

As one of our office staff has spent time in Milan over the half term break, she has been sent home to self-isolate even though she does not have any symptoms.  We are following the advice contained in this morning’s letter as a precaution.

We will post updates we receive from the Department for Education and/or Public Health England as we receive them.

The Department for Education are continuing to keep schools updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Public Health England advises that the risks to individuals in the UK remains low.  The links in blue will take you to online advice if you have any further concerns.

Additionally Public Health England advice states that any student who believes they may have been at risk of contact with coronavirus should:

  • 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 country

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.