We have received the following advice from the Department for Education:
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals in the UK remains low.
Advice for those who have travelled recently
Yesterday, the Chief Medical Advisor for England, Chris Whitty updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19, which you can find at:
If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy
Special care zones in South Korea
Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:
China, apart from Hubei province
Republic of Korea, apart from special care zones
Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy
The children have received this reminder in college today:
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of catching the Coronavirus.
Here is what you can do to help prevent the spread of any form of virus;
·Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
·Bin the tissue
·Kill the germs by washing your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel
Please encourage the children to follow these basic hygiene steps, both in college and at home.