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Coronavirus Government Update

 

The School has been following the UK Government advice for childcare and educational settings found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19.

Form teachers have been speaking to their forms regarding the coronavirus and what they can do to help stop the virus spreading.

I am aware that a number of families were travelling overseas this half term and latest information and advice on returning travellers as at 25/02/20 is:

Based on the scientific advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

We are carrying out enhanced monitoring of direct flights from these areas. Passengers will be told how to report any symptoms they develop during the flight, at the time of arrival, or after leaving the airport.

These areas have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review.

If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19, you should call NHS111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

- Iran
- Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
- Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic
   of South Korea

- Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.

- Northern Italy (please see specific towns below)
- Vietnam
- Cambodia
- Laos
- Myanmar

KEY POINTS

Q: What does it mean if I and/or my family have travelled to, through or from any of the northern Italian towns listed below since 19th February?

A: You must collect your children from school, call the NHS on 111 and remain at home for 14 days. The towns include:

Lombardia Region:
- Codogno
- Castiglione d’Adda
- Casalpusterlengo
- Fombio
- Maleo
- Somaglia
- Bertonico
- Terranova Dei Passerini
- Castelgerundo
- San Fiorano
Veneto Region:
- Vo’Euganeo
 

Q: What does it mean if I and/or my family have travelled to northern Italy – but not to, through or from any of the towns listed above – since 19th February?

A: If you and/or any members of your family do not have any symptoms, you need not do anything. If you or your family have or do develop influenza symptoms within 14 days of return, you must remain at home and call the NHS on 111.

I would ask that any family who has returned from any of the locations above follow the advice and call NHS 111.

Should the situation change with regard to the impact on schools I will of course update you further.

In the meantime may I ask that you discuss the content of the link here with your son and or daughter.

 

Daniel Wright M.A (Cantab)
Headmaster

 

 

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