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UK Schools close over Italy coronavirus fears

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Worried parents are seriously concerned about their children as a number of schools across the UK have taken drastic action and closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The closures follow the return of a number of pupils to the UK from ski-trips to Italy who has now been asked to self-isolate at home.

But the schools they attend have made the drastic action to close completely which will only unnecessarily increase parents fears.

But with the risk it is completely understandable why the schools which to minimalise the risk and take action to prevent the spread of the virus.

Cransley School in Northwich, Cheshire and Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough have both announced they will be closed until the end of the week to enable “deep cleans” to happen.

The announcement follows a number of pupils and teachers coming back from the Ski trip with mild flu symptoms.

The official advice from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to self-isolate if they coming back from anywhere in Italy north of Pisa and develop flu-like symptoms.

In Lincolnshire Lutton St Nicholas and Gedney Chruch End primary schools have both closed because they have confirmed they have “a potential connection” to the virus from what they have described as “an individual” within the school.

Another school St Christopher’s C of E High School in Accrington has also confirmed they will be closed.

With Sandbach High School in Cheshire informing students who visited Aprica in Italy’s Lombardy region all advised to stay indoors and self-isolate.

Brine Leas School in Nantwich has closed due to staff shortages following government advice to stay indoors following Italy travel advice.

The following schools have also advised students to remain inside after returning home from Ski trips. These are:

  • Penair School in Truro, Cornwall
  • Salendine Nook High School in Huddersfield
  • Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School in West Derby
  • Newquay Tretherras in Newquay
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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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