Coronavirus information for parents

4 February 2020

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

We have received the following guidance regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.  We continue to monitor the situation regularly and are taking a dynamic approach to this complex and changing picture, following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) to ensure the health of our college community.

 

The advice we are following is regularly updated and I would encourage you to follow these updates on the Government website which offers sensible and unbiased information to anyone who may be worried or concerned: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 

The current information from the World Health Organisation and PHE is clear that there is no immediate cause for concern. The advice provided for Colleges and workplaces alike is clear:

 

  • If any young person, or family member develops flu like symptoms (one or more of cough, sneeze, shortness of breath, wheezing, and fever) within fourteen days of return from Wuhan then they should not attend college/work.  They should seek advice by phone from NHS 111 and not return to college/work until after medical advice has been received.

 

With half-term approaching, we ask that any student or family who intends to travel to/from, or have direct contact with anyone from a Novel Coronavirus affected area, should inform us immediately so we can take the necessary measures.

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

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