The coronavirus has infected people in over 40 countries around the world, including 15 patients who have been tested positive for the virus in the UK.

People, companies and schools are now taking precautions against the virus to keep themselves safe.

Whilst Cornwall currently has no confirmed cases of the corona virus people are still taking precautions around their health and self-quarantining themselves.

Image previewTwo secondary schools in Cornwall have advised staff and students to self-quarantine themselves after travelling on school trips during the February half term.

As well as this Truro and Penwith College has also advised students who have traveled north of Pisa to self-isolate themselves.

On the 25th February Penair School in Truro asked students who attended the school skiing trip to stay home for two weeks as a precautionary measure. The school has now retracted its statement and said that students who went on the trip were fine to now return to the school as long as they weren’t displaying any symptoms of the virus.

“Further to information shared with all parents this morning, we have been in further communication with Public Health England throughout the morning discussing details of the areas visited by our ski trip.”

The school has apologised for any disruption to the student’s education and has stated that keeps students safe is their number one priority. Image preview

The other secondary school to ask students to stay home after a skiing trip in Northern Italy was Tretherras in Newquay.

The school has spoken with the parents of the students who went on the trip to let them know what the situation is, and they have advised all students on the symptoms of the virus.

Truro and Penwith College had also sent out advice on Wednesday to students returning from a Skiing trip in Northern Italy.

“The college is following current WHO and Public Health England advice that only those who have travelled to areas north of Pisa and are displaying symptoms should self-isolate.