The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools on Covid-19; provided by the Department of Health and HSE. Anyone who has been to affected regions in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately. Anyone who has travelled from the affected regions and has no symptoms should visit http://www.hse.ie/ for advice. The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. The Covid-19 affected regions are listed as mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran and the following regions of northern Italy – Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.