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Coronavirus Advice: Government guidance for parents and carers

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.



The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Coronavirus: latest information and advice

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus and there is no reason why they should not continue to attend school as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the latest travel advice here:

Foreign travel advice - China

What action you can take?

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.