Information on Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCOV)

February 28, 2020

Please view this poster for Advice for Schools, which will be displayed at all KWETB locations.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats, with some causing illness in humans.

Common signs of infection:

  • respiratory symptoms i.e. cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties,
  • fever
  • headache

You can find information relevant to schools and further education students and staff regarding the virus through the following links:

Department of Education and Skills Advice

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) Educational Guidance Informative Videos

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) General Advice

An important objective is to work towards preventing the spread of any virus:

  1. Highlighting good respiratory etiquette (cover your mouth & nose when cough/sneeze)
  2. Hand hygiene
  3. Routine cleaning
  4. Recognising symptoms, contacting the HSElive number 1850 24 1850 and planning the response.

See our FAQs about Covid-19 for further info.


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