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An Accrington institution will be closed tomorrow (February 26) as a “precautionary step” after students saw Italy on a recent ski trip.

Bosses at St Christopher’s CE Senior high school said they took the choice to close following guidance from Public Health England and also the neighborhood authority.

A team of pupils took part in a ski trip at the alpine hotel of Pila in Italy which is not currently a coronavirus lockdown area.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Richard Jones said: “You may know that the college’s recent ski journey has actually simply returned residence from Pila in Italy so I am composing to reassure you that the institution is complying with the advice of Public Wellness England (PHE) and also the neighborhood authority to ensure the health and wellness of our entire community, consisting of students and also staff.

“As a preventive action as well as pending further information from Public Health and wellness England, governors have actually taken the decision to close the school on Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

“Pila in Italy, is presently NOT in a lockdown area. Nonetheless, the advice is that if you have actually returned from northern Italy since February 19 as well as establish a cough, high temperature and or shortness of breath, nonetheless mild, you must stay indoors in the house as well as avoid contact with other individuals right away call NHS 111.

“You do not require to follow this advice if you have no signs and symptoms.”

Greater than 200 people have evaluated favorable for coronavirus in Italy and also seven individuals have actually passed away.

Italy has actually now verified extra situations of the COVID-19 virus than any kind of other countries other than China and South Korea, partly due to massive efforts to check hundreds of people within days.

The spread of the infection has actually disrupted prominent occasions including Milan Style Week, the Venice Circus as well as Serie A football suits.