Ebola Virus

The Department for Education has published the following guidance in relation to the Ebola Virus:

Parents/ guardians should not be unduly worried about the possibility of their children catching the Ebola Virus.

  • Any person arriving in the UK having travelled from any Ebola affected countries will be screened. If they are free of symptoms they are not infectious so there should be no restrictions on their school attendance or normal activities.
  • It is not possible to catch Ebola from a person who id not showing signs of being infected. It can only be caught by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is ill with the disease.
  • There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend school or their early years setting as normal.