26 Feb Urgent Coronavirus Information
Information on any updates regarding the recent outbreak:
I wanted to ensure that you were aware of the latest guidance regarding people who have returned from specific areas of Northern Italy since February 19, as this has been updated today:
If since 19 February you have returned from the following specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy (see map) – as of 25/02/2020 @1430 these are 10 towns in the Lombardy Region (Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgerundo, Castiglione d’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia and Terranova dei Passerini) and 1 town in the Veneto Region (Vo) – you should immediately self-isolate and not attend school, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
If since 19 February you have returned from other areas in Northern Italy not specified above (see map), you do not need to undertake any special measures, but you should monitor yourself for symptoms. If you are experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, even if symptoms are mild, you should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111 immediately, informing them of your recent travel.
Please can you inform the school immediately if you have called 111 with the outcome of the telephone call.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
|No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.|
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: