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Coronavirus Advice

Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals in the UK is low. Today, we have received the following information from the Lincolnshire Education Team regarding specific advice concerning the recent outbreak in Italy.

 

Information from the Lincolnshire Education Team

 

Specific Coronavirus Advice – Italy

 

In addition to existing Public Health England guidance (www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public) regarding travel from areas affected by coronavirus, the following should be noted in relation to Italy.

 

If in the last 14 days you have travelled from the following areas in Northern Italy:

 

Lombardi region, which includes:

  • Codogno
  • Castiglione d'Adda
  • Casalpusterlengo
  • Fombio
  • Maleo
  • Somaglia
  • Bertonico
  • Terranova dei Passerini
  • Castelgerundo
  • San Fiorano

 

The following location in the Veneto region

  • Vo 'Euganeo

 

You should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

 

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

 

If you have returned from other areas of Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini) since 19 February and develop symptoms of the virus

 

You should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

 

Please note: you do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms

 

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Further information can be found by clicking on the links below:

 

 

  • Public Health England guidance regarding travel to areas affected by the coronavirus: 

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk 

 

  • Public Health England Blog:

//publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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