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Staff and students at a Harrogate school told to self-isolate

Staff and students at a Harrogate school told to self-isolate

Published by May Norman at 7:00am 26th February 2020. (Updated at 11:22am 26th February 2020)

Staff and students from St Aidan's in isolation following ski trip to Italy

  • There are reports 34 students and 4 teachers from St Aidan's High school in Harrogate have gone into self-isolation after returning from Italy, following confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.
  • The group had been on a skiing trip to Northern Italy during half term.
  • A number of other schools across the UK have closed or sent pupils home following similar half-term trips.

There are reports students and teachers from St Aidan's High school in Harrogate have gone into self-isolation after returning from Italy.

It's as a large number of coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country.

It's thought 34 pupils and 4 staff members from St Aidan's who visited Northern Italy on a half-term skiing trip have been sent home and told to self isolate for six days.

St Aidan's High School

The isolation only applies to those who went on the trip and does not extend to family or others that have come into contact with them.

The school claims its following coronavirus advice from Public Health England.

And that it will remain in close contact with those involved.

St Aidan's School has issued this statement:

"During February half term our Sixth Form Ski Trip visited a resort in the north of Italy. Following the change in advice from Public Health England (PHE) on Tuesday 25th February the school was advised by PHE that the party of 34 students and 4 staff should self-isolate for a period of 6 days.

"This self-isolation was enacted immediately and will be in place until Sunday 1st March. PHE have not required any other measures to be put in place by the school.

"During the 6 day isolation period we will of course maintain close contact with those students and staff involved and will continue to take advice from PHE as required."

A number of other schools across the UK have closed or sent pupils home following similar half-term trips.

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