Week beginning: Monday 16th March 2020

In response to the change in guidance announced by the Prime Minister at the briefing on Monday 16th March, we have with immediate effect suspended all classes and activities until further notice.  We recognise this will may cause disruption to your daily routine and thank you for your cooperation and patience at this time.

The facts we know about COVID-19 as at this date (Monday 9th March):

  1. According to the NHS website, COVID-19 cannot survive outside the body for long.
  2. Based on current evidence, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.
  3. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Please be reassured that we are monitoring updates and advice rigorously from the Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  

As this is a rapidly developing situation, we advise people to check the website links above for the latest advice and information.

Specific advice is available from the Government for returning travellers. If you have recently travelled and returned from any of the areas listed in the link, the advice from Public Health England is:

  • Category 1:

Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.

  • Category 2:

Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

If you require any further information, please contact [email protected]