09. March 2020

Regarding COVID-19 coronavirus

Regarding COVID-19 coronavirus

As state of alert has now been issued because of the COVID-19 coronavirus The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management emphasizes the importance of following instructions issued by the Icelandic chief of epidemiology. The newest information can always be found on the web www.landlaeknir.is

Students and parents/guardians are asked to monitor regularly which areas have been defined as risk areas. If students or their families have been staying in those areas, they will need to go into quarantine as instructed by the Directorate of Health. Students who have a weak immune system or underlying respiratory diseases are advised to consult their medical specialist or family doctor.

Individuals who have symptoms and might have been exposed to infection, for example due to travelling, are encouraged to contact health authorities by calling the number 1700 and get instructions. Those who have been in close contact with individuals that have a confirmed or possible infection will need to go into quarantine, as will those who have recently travelled to areas defined as risk areas.

It is not unlikely that the number of those in Iceland that need to go into quarantine will rise and thus it is likely to affect the school. If teachers need to go into quarantine there could be a change in teaching methods but we will do our best to keep the school operating and keep you informed. If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or needs to go into quarantine we ask that you contact Guðrún Randalín Lárusdóttir assistant principal through [email protected]