COVID-19- Advice

Girlguiding HQ in London have this evening (16th March.) issued the following:

You will have seen the UK Government has today announced new measures around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has advised against all non-essential travel and social contact.

We have taken the decision therefore, to suspend Girlguiding unit meetings with immediate effect.

Advice to all leaders is:-Please contact your girls’ parents to let them know your unit will not be meeting until further notice. We will also email parents tomorrow and provide updates on social media to support you in your own communications.

All enquiries will be contacted.


Girlguiding South West England is keeping up to date with the latest information from UK Government and Public Health England. If you have travelled from any of the affected countries where there’s a need to self-isolate, please do not attend a Girlguiding South West England event.
Please contact the Region office if you have any concerns.
We’ll update all attendees if any UK Government advice changes in any way that affects the event. To keep up to date with the latest information please refer to the Public Health England website.
Please follow links for more details look at the Public Health England website:…/organisations/public-health-england…/…/coronavirus-keeping-safe/

IW Council have also issued advice:

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature
a cough
shortness of breath
Self-isolation means you should:
stay at home
not go to work, school or public places
not use public transport or taxis
ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends or family to drop off food for you. Alternatively, you can order by phone or online, such as through takeaway services or online shopping deliveries. However, make sure you tell the delivery driver that the items are to be left outside, or as appropriate for your home.
For more advice on self isolation visit NHS online

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection. For more information on the symptoms and steps to take, go to

For the latest advice for travellers returning from affected areas, plus guidance to schools and care homes, visit