By Pentewan Sands on the March 06th, 2020 in
Please see below for information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Company’s approach to the situation. In summary, we ask customers, visitors and staff who have recently returned from high-risk areas (see below) to follow government guidance and, if they have any concern or symptoms, not to visit the Holiday Park for at least 14 days from their return to the UK. In that event, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know.
The Company is monitoring the UK government’s information and advice on Coronavirus. Up-to-date information can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public). This information is updated regularly and customers who are concerned are encouraged to check this site for the most current information.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from Low to Moderate but notes that the risk to individuals remains low. At the time of writing, Cornwall is almost free of the virus – let’s keep it that way!
In summary, the advice about returning travellers is that anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, should stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February, should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if they do not have symptoms:
- Specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy including in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano; and in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo
- ‘Special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea including Daegu and Cheongdo
- Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February and develops symptoms, however mild, should stay indoors at home, avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. They do not need to follow this advice if they have no symptoms.
- Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
Customers are politely asked to advise us immediately if they are diagnosed as having contracted Coronavirus or have been in proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
Information about the virus itself and how to prevent it spreading can be found here (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/). In line with this advice, the Company asks customers and staff to ensure they are regularly washing their hands with soap and water, to cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing, and to dispose of any tissues when used. Extra hygiene measures will also be implemented and seen across the Park to reinforce these precautions & help keep Cornwall Corona-free.
We will update customers if and when this advice changes materially.
The Pentewan Sands Team