The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
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.
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:
If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:
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
Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.
This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:
Elsewhere in China , Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore Malaysia, Macau
If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
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
As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:
Updates on Coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus