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Guidance to Schools and other educational settings on providing advice on the Coronavirus Covid-19

Updated advice has been provided in relation to the Coronavirus.  The case definition has changed to include a wider range of countries.


In summary the advice is broken down into two categories:


Category 1:

Travellers should immediately self-isolate, even if asymptomatic (no visible signs of illness), and call NHS Direct (Wales) to inform of recent travel.


Category 1 countries are: Wuhan city and Hubei province (China), Iran, Daguerre or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) and any Italian towns under containment measures.



Category 2:

travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS Direct (Wales)



Category 2 countries are; Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Italy (north), Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.



Please refer to the following link as it has maps. This will allow people to identify whether they are in category 1 or 2 more easily.


Individuals will need to check if the countries they have visited areas under containment measures by referring to the maps included in the above link. If they were in within a category 1 area then they will need to self-isolate, even if well, and contact NHS Direct (Wales) on 0845 46 47.



If they were not within the containment areas they will only need to self-isolate if they become ill with a fever, shortness of breath or cough. 



Please note that advice gets updated daily on the Public Health website and the attached advice from Welsh Government still applies.