As you will be aware, a group of students from Bideford College have recently returned from a ski trip in Northern Italy. This morning the Department for Public Health England have updated their guidance for travellers who have recently returned from this area in light of the recent outbreak of COVID 19 (coronavirus).
The students on the college trip did not visit the 11 towns in Northern Italy under containment measures. This area has been identified as category 1 where all recent visitors are required to take immediate action.
However, the students have been in an identified category 2 area. As such, we have contacted all participants and made them aware of the latest health guidance.
It is also essential that any other students who have travelled to Northern Italy or any specified areas by Public Health England follow this guidance
We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and take any action that is advised.
Dr Claire Ankers