St Wilfrid’s School has been keeping up to date with latest government advice regarding Coronavirus. Currently there are very few cases in the UK, and the government assess therefore that the risk to individuals remains low.
Below we have provided advice for places of education from Public Health England.
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How serious is the coronavirus?
- it can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough & difficulty breathing
- the infection is not serious for most people, including children
- there is currently no vaccine
- most people get better with enough rest, water to drink and medicine for pain
How likely are you to catch the virus?
- you can only catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus
- the chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK
- if you have travelled to areas where many people are infected, your chance of catching the virus is higher, please click here to see the latest affected areas.
- Staff, students and pupils who have returned from any category one country should self isolate, and NOT attend college for 14 days.
How can you stop coronavirus spreading?
- if you need to cough or sneeze, catch it with a tissue, bin it and kill it by washing your hands with soap and water
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
- try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- do not share items that come into contact with your mouth such as cups and bottles
- if unwell, do not share items such as bedding, dishes, pencils and towels
What should you do if you feel unwell and think you might have been exposed to the Coronavirus?
- Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading.
- Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus.
- If you become unwell with any of the symptoms whilst at college, and you have visited an infected region within the past 14-days, we would advise that you ask a parent/carer or guardian to collect you.
- If you or your parent/guardian thinks you have symptoms of coronavirus, they should call NHS 111 for advice.
We would recommend students and their parents/guardians visit NHS.UK for the latest advice on coronavirus. If you have any concerns, or have symptoms, you should call NHS 111 for further advice.
As you’ll appreciate the guidance may change and St Wilfrid’s are constantly monitoring the situation. You can view full public health guidance here.