Virus - Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential
government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa,
and is taking action at home and abroad.
risk of Ebola to the UK remains low. However we understand that people may be
concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting
Health England (PHE), in conjunction with the Department for Education, has
produced advice for schools, colleges, childcare and residential settings to
ensure people are properly informed about the Ebola virus. This can be found on
should not be unduly worried about the possibility of their children catching
the Ebola Virus.
- The risk of Ebola
arriving in the UK is low and to date there have been no cases of Ebola Virus
Disease being contracted in the UK.
- Any person arriving
in the UK having travelled from any Ebola affected countries will be screened.
If they are free of symptoms they are not infectious so there should be no
restrictions on their school attendance or normal activities.
- It is not possible to
catch Ebola from a person who is not showing signs of being infected. It can
only be caught by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who
is ill with the disease.
- There is no reason
why your children should not continue to attend school or their early years
setting as normal.
information on the Government's response to the Ebola virus can be found on GOV.UK.