In light of the coronavirus outbreak which originated in Wuhan, China, Marymount continues to closely monitor guidance provided by various sources, including Public Health England, UK Government, the NHS and The Boarding Schools Association.
The below outlines the precautions the School is currently taking to protect our broader community, especially in light of new guidance from Public Health England which has extended the ‘high risk coronavirus area’ to cover mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau.
Precautions in school and at home:
- We encourage all Marymount students to practice attention to SHED: Sleep, Hydration, Exercise, and Diet. These sound practices all contribute to our physical and emotional strength. The community is reminded to wash hands on a regular basis and to refrain from sharing water bottles.
- If your daughter has a fever, she should remain at home and not attend School until she is fever-free for 48 hours.
- If your daughter has a cough, high temperature or feels short of breath within 14 days of returning from a high risk coronavirus area (as defined above), she should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111.
- We ask parents to inform the School of any student or parent who may have come into contact with an individual from a high risk coronavirus area (as defined above). Any student or parent who has travelled to or been in direct contact with a person from a high risk coronavirus area in the past 14 days may be asked to remain at home and/or may not granted access to School in an effort to minimise risk to the community. It is important that parents inform the school immediately in such a circumstance; this advice remains in place until the outbreak is contained.Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises that anyone travelling to high risk coronavirus areas must be prepared for additional control measures. Travel may be curtailed or disrupted due to applicable airline cancellations, particularly to and from Hong Kong.
Precautions related to campus visitors:
Following the advice we have received from Public Health England, Marymount is currently unable to accept any visitors to campus who have travelled to or been in direct contact with anyone from a high risk coronavirus area (as defined above) in the past 14 days.
Your ongoing support in this important matter is greatly appreciated. The health and safety of the Marymount community are critically important. Please be assured that the School will continue to review its procedures based on best practices and will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Alan Fernandes, Bursar, at email@example.com.