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Coronavirus: Italy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL1961, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to test all pupils returning to the UK from school trips in northern Italy for Wuhan coronavirus.

Answered on

11 March 2020

The Department and Public Health England has produced guidance available online on GOV.UK that applies to all travellers returning from northern Italy, including school children returning to the United Kingdom from trips. Laboratory testing for COVID-19 is recommended for returning travellers from an at-risk area who develop respiratory symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19.