As you may be aware schools across the country have been closed due to concerns around the Corona virus.
During half- term a group of Sydney Russell students and staff were skiing in Italy. Our students were not in the area that has been quarantined. Nevertheless, all staff and students on the trip have been sent home and parents have been asked to keep them home for 48 hours. I believe it is important that we err on the side of caution. I will keep the situation under constant review and adapt our actions as necessary.
I am in direct contact with NHS England and Public Health England. Whilst we have no cases of the virus, this action was taken in order to ensure the safety of all children and to completely minimise any risk of infection.