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Coronavirus Concerns

Dear Parents/Carers


If you have any concerns relating to the following information, please contact Mrs Greaves via the office email if needed after half term 


You’re likely aware of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China and the subsequent confirmed cases in the UK. At Atlantic Academy we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we’re sharing guidance from Public Health England (below) on steps we all should be taking.


Prevent the spread of infection

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environments


    If you or your children have returned from anywhere in Wuhan and Hubei province in past 14 days

    If you or your children are currently well:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with flu viruses
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area
  • Your other family members don’t need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities

    If you become unwell:

  • Please call NHS 111 immediately in order for you to be assessed by an appropriate specialist in hospital, as quickly as possible
  • Follow the home isolation advice sheet (