Coronavirus - Advice from Public Health England

You will be aware of the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world and the 19 confirmed cases in the UK. We take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously, so we are sharing the latest guidance from the Department of Education and Public Health England for you to consider.

There is currently no cause for concern at the College

We are following what is seen as good general advice about infection prevention and control at a time when colds and flu are common. We will be promoting good hand hygiene procedures for all our students, staff and visitors and ensuring the continued high standard of hygiene across the College.

Advice from Public Health England for those who have travelled recently

The updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID–19 can be found here.

Specified Countries Guidance can be found here.

  1. If you or a member of your family have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
    • Iran
    • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy (link to map)
    • Special care zones in South Korea (link to map)
    • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days (link to map)
  2. If you or a member of your family have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
    • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini – (link to map)
    • Vietnam
    • Cambodia
    • Laos
    • Myanmar

    Please contact your personal tutor if you have any queries with regards to our current position.

    In the meantime, please be assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and we continue to be vigilant with the infection control measures in place.


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