The spread of the Ebola virus has been widely documented,
and 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 Ebola
and support people who may be concerned where there are
children, students or staff returning from or visiting
Download the Ebola guidance here.
Key points from the Public Health England advice may help to
- The risk of Ebola arriving in the UK is low and to date there
have been no cases of Ebola Virus Disease being contracted in the
- 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 is 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
- There is no reason why your children should not continue to
attend school or their early years setting as normal.
You can read further information on the
Government’s response to the Ebola virus here.