Please see below advise we have been given.
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.|
We are monitoring any pupils that are on holiday at present and will be contacting their parent/carer accordingly.
UPDATE 26/02/2020: Following on from the COVID-19 Useful Links document sent to schools, we have been made aware of a further update with specific reference to Northern Italy.
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:
- 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 (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),