Hertfordshire County Council would like to assure you that there is no cause for concern, none of the school trips run by Hertfordshire schools were within the towns which the Italian Authorities have put on quarantine measures and Hertfordshire residents remain at low risk. Taking basic hygiene precautions remains the best way to reduce the chances of spreading any virus: sneeze or cough into a tissue, bin it, wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you’ve just washed your hands. Using a normal detergent to clean the surfaces people touch regularly is also sensible. Please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for the most up to date advice. We will remain alert to all guidance and advice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We receive regular updates and rest assured that we will act on any official advice and guidance immediately.