The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found by clicking here. Please also scroll down to view the handwashing poster.
As well as expecting regular handwashing in school, children and staff will also be working hard to avoid touching their faces and following the advice to sneeze or cough into a tissue, bin it and then wash their hands.