Coronavirus Information

If any students or staff develop any suspected symptoms, they should remain at home and use the NHS 111 online service.

We will continue to update our students and staff based on the latest advice provided by Public Health England and the Department for Education.


What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new virus that has not been seen in humans before, so there is currently no vaccination.

It causes flu-like symptoms including a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath. But these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have the illness.

For most people, this is a mild illness that passes. For some, such as people with other health conditions or the elderly, it can be more serious.


How do I protect myself? 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

What should I do if I have suspected symptoms?

If you develop suspected symptoms, you should remain at home and use the NHS 111 Online tool here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. The NHS 111 telephone line is also still available.


What should I do if I have travelled recently to a country affected by the virus?

There are some countries where there is a higher risk of catching the virus.

Those countries are Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tenerife (only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel), Thailand and Vietnam.

If you have travelled to any of those countries during the last 14 days, then you should stay at home – even if you do not have any symptoms – and call NHS 111 for advice.


Is there another service I can use as well as the NHS 111 telephone number?

Yes. You can also use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service.

Please use that service if you think you have the virus; have travelled to an area of high risk within the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus. Visit: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Where can I find more information?

NHS health advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS advice to travellers: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public