Coronavirus updated advice
The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains moderate.
However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students 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:
Update detail: The change for people returning from Italy
This highlights that actions required for returnees:
- Towns in Italy under containment measures: Travellers should immediately self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
- Other areas of Northern Italy: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate:
Advice for parents/guardians
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 recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
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.
You can do this by:
- Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces:
- Sharing Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) content from the following social media links:
Update: 25 February 2020