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Coronavirus Advice

You are likely to be aware of the outbreak of novel Coronavirus in China and the subsequent confirmed cases in the United Kingdom. We take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously, and we are therefore sharing guidance from Public Health England. This is also available at the following link:

There is currently no cause for concern at the College, but we will keep you informed about any developments. In the meantime, please read the advice contained in this letter and that posted on the website above.

Prevent the spread of infection

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

• Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
• If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
If you or your children have returned from anywhere in Hubei province in past 14 days

If you or your children have returned from anywhere in Hubei province in past 14 days
Contact NHS 111 for advice, and:
• Self-isolate for 14 days after leaving Hubei
• If you become unwell, call NHS 111 immediately for an assessment (or 999 if you require emergency medical attention) – see below for the symptoms to look out for

Specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK

Category 1: Travellers should immediately self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

Category 1 Countries/Areas

  • Wuhan City and Hubei Province (China)

  • Iran

  • Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea)

  • Any Italian town under containment measures

Category 2 Countries/Areas

  • Cambodia

  • China *

  • Hong Kong 

  • Italy: north *

  • Japan

  • Laos

  • Macau

  • Malaysia

  • Myanmar

  • Republic of Korea*

  • Singapore

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

*Except areas of the country specifically referred to in Category 1.

Public Health England keep the above information up to date on the following website:

Symptoms to look out for:

If you’ve returned from the specified areas or Hubei, look out for the following symptoms:
• Cough
• Difficulty in breathing
• Fever (a temperature of 38 degrees C or higher)


If you or your child have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the College.

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