We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals in the UK is low to moderate.
Where to find the latest information:
Public Health England blog:
DfE Advice specifically for parents on Coronavirus
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.
The Department of Health has issued guidance for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK from specified countries. Follow this link for more information.
Category 1 countries: Travellers from these countries should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform them of recent travel. If WCHS students / staff or their immediate families fall into this category the school must be informed immediately.
Category 2 countries: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111. (WCHS students / staff or their immediate families should inform the school if they develop symptoms and need to self-isolate.)
(The guidance for Italy, Iran, and Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) applies to individuals who returned from these specific areas on or after 19 February 2020.)
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:
Ms Jo Pomeroy