Coronavirus – advice for parents and 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 school as normal.
What are the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus?
Symptoms include fever and respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. If you have visited China in the last 14 days and develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough, call your GP or ring 111 informing them of your recent travel to the city. If you have been to Wuhan in the last 14 days, advice is to stay indoors and avoid contact with others where possible, call your GP or ring 111 informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel to the city.
What should I do?
Practicing good hand hygiene can help to slow the spread of the virus and protect people from getting infected.
Please make sure that you and your children:
- always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue
- wash hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, to kill germs
Where can I find more information?
Information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Blog and frequently asked questions: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus