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Coronavirus – COVID-19

We understand and appreciate that the current news coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak is concerning and upsetting to follow. Apprentices, candidates attending commercial courses and staff will be worried about friends and family, and our thoughts go out to those affected by the current situation.

As part of our plan, SETA is communicating with employers/candidates/apprentices/visitors and sub-contractors to help ensure mitigation of any potential risks. Please note - both SETA sites are temporarily closed at the moment following the Government statement to stop the spread of the virus, and to protect the NHS.


General Advice

SETA is following national guidance that has been issued for educational settings. The latest accurate information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the current situation in the UK and details about the virus and its symptoms, can be found at or the Public Health England website ( Both web-sites are regularly updated and include the most recent advice - so we encourage you to visit them for the latest information.

Look at the Coronavirus pages on the Government website ( for the latest up-to-date information on what you MUST do.

Stay at home!

~Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

~Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

~Wash your hands as soon as you get home


The most important action that we can all take to protect against Coronavirus and other germs is to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene. We continue to encourage you to do the following and ask that you support this at home too.

Wash your hands often for 20 seconds - with soap and water or using alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not        available.

Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin.

If you believe you or any members of your family are at risk, then please contact NHS 111 for advice and inform SETA immediately of the outcome.


About the Coronavirus:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Several members of this family are known to cause mild respiratory disease, such as the common cold in people. This novel (or new) coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan in China, is different from the other members of this family and has led to a number of deaths. This novel coronavirus has recently been named COVID-19.

Video from the World Health Organisation (WHO).




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