Coronarivus Advice from the Department for Education

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting areas that have been identified over the past weeks.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to China. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

Latest travel advice is available at:   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

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.

Latest information and advice can be found at:  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf

Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links:

https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1223888531262726144

https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/194227541968649/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dhsc_coronavirus-coronavirusoutbreak-coronavirusuk-activity-6629655670331318273-Djpu