Coronavirus: Public Information and How to Stay Safe
In the wake of the recent Coronavirus outbreaks globally, Public Health England and the Department of Education have issued the following advice to parents, carers and members of teaching staff. The threat level to individuals still remains low.
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, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Signapore and 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
A reminder to encourage 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.
If you would like to know more, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus or see the poster below.