Coronavirus Abstract

The AIS Management Team continue to meet daily to review the current COVID 19 Virus situation. Measures are in place for various scenarios and you will be informed should any changes to this notification occur.  AIS continues to operate as normal and we refer you to previous updates for general hygiene routines and protocols to follow.

The students are not in school tomorrow, 11 March but staff will be present as they are involved in staff training. Please keep in contact with your National Section should your family circumstances change in terms of absence in this current situation.

AIS is following the advice of the Dutch National Health Authorities. The link below provides the most up to date information available from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). We are promoting the following new measure and ask that you also discuss this with your child.

General Update
New measure: stop shaking hands!

Wash your hands well, cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow and use paper handkerchiefs. These basic hygiene measures are important to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A new measure has now been added. As of Monday evening 9 March 2020, there is also a call to stop shaking hands. More information on Rijksoverheid.nl (Dutch).

Travel to Northern Italy – Red: don’t travel Orange: only necessary travel

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for Northern Italy. The Italian local government has declared the state of emergency. Orange and red colour codes now apply to a number of Northern Italian regions and further advice can be found at the link below. Note that the Italian government has announced further emergency measures for the entire country.

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