Coronavirus – Update Thursday 27th February 2020
National advice for travellers from areas affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed this week, and we understand that parents and carers may have questions about this. The school is following national guidance that has been issued for educational settings.
The latest accurate information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the current situation in the UK and details about the virus and its symptoms, can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. This is updated regularly and includes the most recent advice in relation to travel from certain parts of Italy – so we encourage you to visit the website for the latest information.
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer continues to advise that the risk to individuals in the UK remains low.
As a school, the most important action that we can take to protect against Coronavirus and other germs is to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene. We continue to encourage the children and staff to do the following and ask that you support this at home too. The advice is to:
· wash hands often – with soap and water or using alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available.
· cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin.
We are following national advice and the school is operating as normal. Should the situation change or if we are given different advice, we will communicate this to you.
If you believe you are at risk, then please contact NHS 111 for advice.