I am writing to inform you about the latest Coronavirus guidance.
At present we have decided to continue with school as normal following the latest advice from the Department of Education and Public Health England.
However, following conversations with Public Health England we are taking the following course of actions:
- We ask that parents or students returning from Category One countries/areas (see below for full list) in the last 14 days self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after your return. Please do notify the school if this is the case for your child.
- People who have returned from Category Two countries/areas in the last 14 days are advised to stay at home if you develop symptoms. If you have not developed symptoms then you should continue to attend school or university, unless otherwise advised not to by public health officials. However, please do notify the school if you or your child has travelled from these areas within the last 14 days.
Aside from travellers to these areas, if you, or your child, displays any symptoms of the Coronavirus, you should call NHS 111 immediately for advice. The current advice for anyone with symptoms is to keep away from others and stay at home.
Please see below for more information from Public Health England.
We will keep you updated if there are any developments.
CEO, Landau Forte Academy Trust
Category One Countries/Areas
- Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China)
- Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea)
- Any Italian town under containment measures (see map)
Category Two Countries/Areas
- China (aside from Category One areas)
- Hong Kong
- Italy: north (see map)
- Republic of Korea (aside from Category One areas)
Latest information from Public Health England
How serious is the coronavirus?
It can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough & difficulty breathing. The infection is not serious for most people, including children. Most people get better with enough rest, water to drink and medicine for pain.
How likely are you to catch the virus?
You can only catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus. The chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK.
What should you do if you feel unwell?
Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading. Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus. If you become unwell at a place of education, tell a member of staff and let them know if you have travelled to any other countries in the last 14 days.
Follow the UK Government advice for childcare or educational settings. Parents can visit NHS.UK to find out more information.