DfE guidance regarding Coronavirus
Latest Advice from the Department for Education about Coronavirus – Wednesday 26th February 2020
Please see below for the latest advice that we have been given by the Department for Education regarding Coronavirus.
If your child is unwell and has returned from the affected areas or been in contact with someone who has, please do not send them into school but contact the NHS by phone on 111 for advice and next steps. Please also alert the Academy immediately by phoning 020 8875 2600.
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Advice for those who have travelled recently
Yesterday, the Chief Medical Advisor for England, Chris Whitty updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19, which you can find at:
Please share this guidance with your staff and cascade as appropriate.
If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:
Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy
Advice for those who have travelled recently in a group, such as a school trip
There is no need to manage returning groups any differently. Pupils, students and staff returning from trips to the countries specified above should follow the same advice.
Where to find the latest information
Public Health England blog:
Guidance for educational settings