Coronavirus Advice latest from North Yorkshire County Council

Dear Parents/Carers

Please see below further detailed advice we have received today. 

Pupils or staff who've just come back from abroad and have been in Hubei province in China in the past 14 days ... and they're currently well, should:

·Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people

·Call NHS 111 to inform them of their recent travel to the area

HOWEVER , If they become unwell, they should:

·Call NHS 111 immediately

·Follow Public Health England's home isolation ·advice sheet

Pupils and staff who've been in specified countries in past 14 days

These are:

·China (other than Hubei)

·Hong Kong

·Japan

·Macau

·Malaysia

·Singapore

·South Korea

·Taiwan

·Thailand

If the individual is well, they don't need to avoid contact with other people.

If they become unwell, they should:

·Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people

·Follow Public Health England's home isolation ·advice sheet

·Call NHS 111 immediately

Pupils 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 they have family members who've travelled to the specified countries or Hubei and who are well, they don't need to:

take any precautions, or

·Make any changes to their 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.

But you might still want to talk to pupils and staff to make sure they:

·Wash their hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

·Avoid touching their eyes, noses and mouths with unwashed hands

·Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·If they feel unwell:

·Stay at home and don't go to school

·Call NHS 111 and don't go to their GP if they're worried about their symptoms

·Cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin

·Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces