Following initial advice from Public Health England received this morning we instructed returnees from our College Ski trip who spent a week in Falcade over half term to self-isolate – this was in view of parental concerns and to ensure welfare of all our pupils and staff.
We have since been advised by the Health Protection Team in Newcastle (Public Health England) that whilst Falcade is in the region of Veneto, it is far enough away from the “lockdown” area in the south of the region. This means that those students should continue as normal unless they experience symptoms such as cough, cold and/or fever.
If these symptoms are experienced your child should be isolated and you should call 111 and follow their advice. This guidance has now also been confirmed by the Public Health Principal at Darlington Borough Council.
This is an emerging situation and as such the advice can change and I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their support and understanding through this difficult process, knowing that they and we have always the welfare of the young people at the heart of everything that we do.
Further public facing advice is available here: