Coronavirus fears close Cheshire schools

Henrietta Brewer
February 27, 2020

It comes as British residents who have recently returned from northern Italy are being told to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The school will deep clean the school while it's unoccupied and will monitor the pupils that are showing symptoms who have been tested for the virus.

Three schools have been closed over coronavirus fears.

Hundreds of pupils from a number of schools in Northern Ireland have been sent home as a precaution against Coronavirus, after returning from ski trips in Italy.

Antrim Grammar School pupils were in Andalo, north of Pisa which is a category two region.

"This includes parents of children who may have been on school trips over half-term, so we are liaising with Department of Education, education authority, and schools, to advise on the impact of the newly updated guidelines, and how they apply in each set of circumstances".

A group of 88 pupils and staff from the Academy had been at the resort of San Valentino.

There is no UK Government advice relating to the Spanish archipelago. "Pupils should not use public transport or taxis". A number are understood to have stayed at home.

He added: "A decision will be made with the Cheshire Health Protection Team as to whether other pupils should be welcomed back to school".

NHS clinical services advised all staff and pupils who went on the ski trip to Bormio, Italy to self-isolate.

"This is precautionary - none of them were in those nine towns, none are showing any symptoms".

Nineteen children and four members of staff at Salendine Nook High School, in Huddersfield, have been told to self-isolate for two weeks as a precautionary measure.

"We would stress that there are now no cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) identified in Cheshire East".

Britain advised against all but essential travel to 10 small towns in the Lombardy region and one in Veneto.

"The Public Health Agency has recommended that any pupil or member of staff who recently travelled to northern Italy and is displaying flu-like symptoms, should be isolated as soon as possible and should self-isolate at home until Monday 9 March".

"Please be reassured that no one in the school is presenting with any coronavirus symptoms; we are following advice from Public Health England and NHS 111".

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