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Dear parent / carer,

I am aware that there have been some changes over the weekend regarding advice for people returning from Italy. I have just spoken to the Department for Education who have clarified that our Ski trip was in a category 2 area, as was the airport that we flew from.

Therefore, we continue to follow all advice and guidelines from Public Health England, The World Health Organisation and The Department for Education. This advice states “People who have returned from category 2 specified countries / areas in the last 14 days are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms. All other pupils and staff should continue to attend school, including their siblings attending the same or a different school (unless advised not to by public health officials).”

Consequently, students and staff will not be isolated unless they develop any symptoms.

We understand everyone’s concerns regarding the Coronavirus and obviously recognise the importance of keeping our students, staff and the community safe which is why we are adhering to the advice from experts.

We will continue to monitor the situation and if circumstances change, we will respond accordingly. However, please be aware that we cannot reply to individual phone calls or emails regarding the situation and concerned parents should phone NHS 111 and seek professional health advice. Please see the NHS webpage which lists the symptoms in full.

If anyone feels that they have any of the symptoms then please follow the government advice and self-isolate and call 111. The full details of symptoms are available on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We thank you for your support in this matter. Please be assured that we are following all government guidelines.

Yours sincerely

Neil Pritchard

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