Coronavirus: West Sussex school confirms six students are self-isolating

A West Sussex school has confirmed six students are self-isolating after they or their parents visited an area at high risk of coronavirus.

Windlesham House in Washington said the pupils are self-isolating ‘as a precaution’ but none of the pupils are showing symptoms of the illness.

A spokeswoman said the pupils are not in isolation on the school site.

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She added: “We have been following the advice issued by Public Health England and we have protocols in place for handling any suspected case of coronavirus.

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“We have got no cases. We have been looking at the guidelines and making sure that anybody who has been in high risk areas – parents and children – needs to quarantine for a 14 day period.”

The school is strongly emphasizing the importance of washing hands to staff and pupils, according to the spokeswoman.

She said: “We have been extra cautious – we will follow all guidance.”

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