Public Health England Update

***Updated 26th February 2020***

We would like to confirm that the Academy continues to follow in full the advice of Public Health England. 

During the half-term skiing trip,  a small number of Melior students stayed around 170 miles away from the closed area, about the same distance as Scunthorpe to London.    

England’s Chief Medical Officer said this morning there is no reason to close schools.   We have spoken to Public Health England, which has confirmed its advice that we should carry on as normal.  Guidance has been provided in school. 


A number of our academies undertook international visits during half-term.  A small number of these involved skiing in the Italian Alps.

On 25 February 2020, Public Health England updated their advice and guidance with regards to travelers to north Italy. The advice related to very specific towns currently under containment measures.  These towns are not connected to skiing locations.  The guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education advises that additional measures are not indicated at this time for ski trips to the Alps, but that if travelers developed symptoms, they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

We will continue to monitor the advice from Public Health England, the Foreign Office and the Department for Education on how schools should respond and will provide any updates in light of this.