Corona Virus Advice
This information has been taken from the guidance provided by the Government for schools.
As you know, the Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. Since then, the virus has been spreading across countries. The UK Government have provided schools with information about the virus and what to do should someone at school become infected. 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 school as normal.
Information about the virus
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus.
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
- difficulty in breathing
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
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 for all family members, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child, please call NHS 111.
Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Further information can be found on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.