Coronavirus/ COVID-19 latest advice for travellers

Please be advised of the latest advice from Public Health England to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission:

Students or staff travelling back from abroad

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you’ve been in Hubei province in China in the past 14 days …and you’re currently well, you should:

1) Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
2) Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

If you become unwell, you should:
1) Call NHS 111 immediately
2) Follow Public Health England’s home isolation advice sheet

Students and staff who’ve been in specified countries in the past 14 days

These are currently:
China (other than Hubei)
Hong Kong
Japan
Macau
Malaysia
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand

If you are well, you don’t need to avoid contact with other people.

If you become unwell, you should:
1) Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
2) Follow Public Health England’s home isolation advice sheet
3) Call NHS 111 immediately

Students and staff with family members who’ve been abroad

Anyone who has lived with or had close contact (been within 2 metres for 15 minutes or more) with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus should contact NHS 111 for further advice.

However, if you have family members who’ve travelled to the specified countries or Hubei and who are well, you don’t need to:
Take any precautions or make any changes to your own activities

How to prevent spread of infection

You’re likely taking the steps below already, as they’re the same general principles you use to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus.
1) Wash hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
2) Avoid touching eyes, noses and mouths with unwashed hands
3) Avoid close contact with people who are sick

If you feel unwell:
1) Stay at home and don’t go to school
2) Call NHS 111 and don’t go to your GP if you’re worried about your symptoms
3) Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
4) Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces