October 2014 - GENERAL Ebola Virus – Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential Settings
23rd October 2014
Ebola Virus – Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential Settings
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Ebola to the UK remains low. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting Ebola-affected countries.
Public Health England (PHE), in conjunction with the Department for Education, has produced advice for schools, colleges, childcare and residential settings to ensure people are properly informed about the Ebola virus. This can be found on GOV.UK.
Advice for parents/guardians
Parents/guardians should not be unduly worried about the possibility of their children catching the Ebola Virus. You may wish to use the following key points from the Public Health England advice to reassure them:
Further information on the Government's response to the Ebola virus can be found on GOV.UK..