The school recently had a party of skiers in the ski resort of Prato Nevoso, Alps Maritime, Italy, departing their resort for their homeward journey on Thursday, 20 February. We have been reviewing the latest news regarding the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 through north Italy as you would imagine. Specific advice, informed by Public Health England and 111 has already been given to parents of children who attended the successful trip.
We would like to make you aware of the following information:
The organisation’s medical director, Paul Cosford, said: “Schools have to take difficult decisions given the complexity of issues that they are facing. What I would say is that our general advice is not to close schools. …What we are clear about is if you have been in the area of northern Italy of concern and you have symptoms – it is a cough, shortness of breath or fever – then you do need to self-isolate, you need to phone NHS 111 and await advice for further assessment or testing.”
We are closely monitoring and following government guidelines and advice with respect to Coronavirus COVID-19.
Further information can be found at:
The link this provides government guidance upon returning from northern Italy.
We appreciate that this is an ongoing and evolving situation. We are also aware of news stories relating to other schools in the country. At this present time, we have no plans to deviate from government, 11,1 and PHE advice and would expect the school to run as normal this half-term. Should matters change over the coming days and weeks we shall communicate with you at our earliest opportunity.
“The most oversubscribed ‘outstanding’ school in 2019 was The Royal School in Wolverhampton which had 7.94 first-preference applications for every place it offered.”
According to The Telegraph, Secondary School Places, 20 December, 2019