As you will be aware, the Government has updated its Coronavirus guidance which now includes Italy and the information can be found on this link:
This guidance is updated by the government at 2 pm each day.
As a school we are keeping up to date with the latest guidance and will take action following advice from Public Health England. As I stated in my letter yesterday, we did have a ski-trip to Northern Italy in the half-term holiday, but they did not visit any of the specific lockdown areas and did not fly. Any students or staff who show any symptoms are being advised by the NHS. We follow the advice and guidance given by the NHS and Public Health England.
If you have returned from these specific areas since 19 February the guidance is to call NHS 111 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 – In Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano), In Veneto: Vo’Euganeo
- Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea. Currently: Daegu and Cheongdo.
- Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath), however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
- Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
- Republic of Korea
- Hong Kong
Please make us aware if your child is having to self isolate or has developed symptoms.
As news of the virus continues to change, I will keep you updated as to if it affects our school.
Mr Scott Holder
Executive Head Teacher