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Latest Advice - 26th February 2020

We continue to be updated by the Department for Education and Public Health England regarding the virus. The risk remains low but continues to be updated. There is no reason to close the school or send children or staff home.

Please see the latest advice outlining the countries at greatest risk -  Click here 

Category 1 Counties

If you have travelled to a Category 1 country (see list on the link) in the past 14 days contact NHS 111 for further advice:

  • if they are currently well, they should self-isolate for 14 days and you should follow the advice as above for contacts of confirmed cases in the educational setting

  • if they become unwell please call NHS 111 immediately for them to be assessed by an appropriate specialist. You should follow the advice as above for contacts of confirmed cases in the educational establishment. If they require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of recent travel to risk areas for COVID-19

Category 2 Countries

If you have travelled to a Category 2 country in the past 14 days

If they are currently well

  • they are advised to self-isolate only if they develop symptoms

  • they can continue to attend work or education

  • they do not need to avoid contact with other people

  • their family do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities

  • testing people with no symptoms for COVID-19 is currently not recommended

  • it is useful to always take a mobile phone with them when they go out so that they can contact others if they do become unwell

If they become unwell

  • they should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as they would with other flu viruses (see this home isolation advice sheet).

  • they (or a family member, colleague or member of staff) should call NHS 111 immediately for them to be assessed by an appropriate specialist, as quickly as possible

  • they should stay at home and should not attend work or education

  • they should not go directly to their GP or other healthcare environment

  • if they require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of recent travel to risk areas for COVID-19

We will continue to update you with advice as and when I receive it.