Woodrush pupils told to isolate themselves after Italy trip

38 pupils and 6 members of staff from Woodrush have been told to isolate themselves after a trip to Italy. 

Whilst on the trip, the coach the children and staff were on drove through some areas affected by the Coronavirus. 

An email was sent to parents Tuesday morning warning them of the risk. 

"Our ski trip returned from northern Italy (Falcade) on Saturday 22nd February. 

"This morning, northern Italy was highlighted as an affected region for the coronavirus and advice was released by the UK Government. 

"Throughout the day we have been monitoring the guidance provided by Public Health England, the UK Government and Worcestershire Local Authority in relation to this situation.

"As the situation has developed information has been regularly updated. 

"We have now just received information by Public Health England that, as a precautionary measure, all people who have visited or travelled through the Veneto region of northern Italy, should self-isolate for two weeks from the point of contact in the area affected. 

"As a result of this, we have directed 38 students and 6 members of staff to remain at home,
returning to School on Monday 9th March 2020."

 Many parents have criticised the school for letting the affected children return to school on the Tuesday, meaning if they were carrying the virus they would have already spread it throughout the school. 

The Coppice have told parents they will still let siblings of the children affected into school. 

If you have any specific medical concerns please contact Public Health England on 111, for further advice on symptoms and measures to protect family members.