As you will have seen in the media the situation concerning the coronavirus is being monitored closely by the Ministry of Health and Education.
This is a new virus and its specific nature is currently unclear, however it appears that you can have the virus at an early stage and not be showing any symptoms. This incubation period is currently considered to be up to 14 days.
Our young men have returned to classes this week, so we ask you to recognise that the health of both students and staff is a priority for us all. I encourage you to err on the side of caution and here are some steps you can take:
- As always anyone who is unwell should not be at school. If you have a particular concern about your son, please contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice. Healthline has translators and interpreters available 24/7 in 150 languages and they do have Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff available.
- Any student who may be at high risk of exposure because they have recently been to China, in particular the Hubei Province, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with the virus, are asked to delay the start of their school year for 14 days, after their return, and to voluntarily stay away.
- The following link provides information from the Ministry of Health, and we are reviewing the current situation daily.