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High School

Coronavirus Information

   Government issued updates

The Government issued updated Coronavirus guidance to schools yesterday, 25th February 2020.
The risk remains low however parents should read the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Message from Norfolk.Gov.UK - as at 25.02.2020

Following a change in the case definition for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and updated advice for people returning to the UK from abroad, please refer to the most up to date Public Health England Guidance information - hyperlink below. This is especially important for schools where staff and pupils may have returned from any of the affected areas, in particular Northern Italy, after half-term.

Please check that page regularly as the advice is subject to ongoing review.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

The specific area of Italy is identified on the map accessible from this link 

Public Health England have also published advice for educational settings which provides schools with guidance:-

Governement Guidance for COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

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Message from The Department Of  Education  regarding
Coronavirus - Update 19.02.2020

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to Coronavirus. Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals remains low.

Public Health England has issued tailored guidance for education settings, which you can find at:

Please share this guidance with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Public Health England blog:

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Message from The Department Of  Education  regarding Coronavirus - 12.02.2020

The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low.

Please share the guidance below with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Please display the updated posters in relevant public spaces:

Advice to those who have travelled recently

Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

  • Elsewhere in China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Encouraging good hygiene

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

  • always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Public Health England blog:

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Message from The Department Of  Education  regarding Coronavirus - 04.02.20

Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

You can do this by:

Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces:

Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links: