Coronavirus – Advice for parents/carers from the Department for Education
The Department for Education is advising parents/carers that they should not be unduly worried about the possibility of children catching the Coronavirus and there is no reason why your child should not attend school as normal.
However, following the increase in cases in various parts of the world, including Europe, and the recent half term holidays, the following advice has been provided for all travellers and recent returners.
Advice for those who have travelled recently
If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:
Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy
Where to find the latest information
Public Health England blog:
We will continue 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 remains low.
Full details can be found at: