A Limavady school which had previously asked a number of pupils to self isolate themselves after returning from a trip to Italy, has now advised this may not be necessary.
Taking advice from the Public Health Agency, the school issued the following statement to parents yesterday evening:
“Thank you for your understanding and support today. The school has been following the advice of the Public Health Agency over the past two days. This advice has changed since our earlier communication.
“The latest guidance issued indicates that pupils and staff should only self-isolate if they are showing the symptoms outlined below.
“This evening the PHA advice is to continue as normal unless staff or children present with a cough, a
fever or have breathing difficulties.
“If this is the case, pupils and staff should follow the guidance from the Public Health Agency and in particular:
- Stay at home
- Contact their GP by phone
- Let the school know Children or staff may be required to self-isolate for 14 days if requested by their GP.
“If this is the case more information about self-isolation will be provided.
“School will operate as normal tomorrow. However, if your child is showing any symptoms of illness,
please do not send them and seek medical advice by telephone.
“This situation is fluid and may change in line with advice from the PHA.”
Further Northern Ireland updates and general advice on the virus can be found here.