Wellington College is asking for the support of all of those who visit the College’s grounds or buildings in minimising the risk of COVID-19 to its community.

With this in mind, and in line with guidance from Public Health England and the Boarding Schools’ Association, please refrain from entering the College site for any reason if you fall within any of the following categories:

  1. returned from mainland China in the past 14 days regardless of whether you have any symptoms of COVID-19;
  2. returned from the towns of Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgrundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia and Terranova dei Passerini in the Lombardy Region and Vo in the Veneto Region of Italy, Daegu or Cheongdo in the Republic of Korea or Iran since 19th February 2020 regardless of whether you have any symptoms of COVID-19;
  3. returned from Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand or the Republic of Korea and have or develop the symptoms of COVID-19 (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath); or
  4. returned from north Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19th February 2020 and have the symptoms of COVID-19 (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath).

If you fall within category (3) or (4) above and develop symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at College, please inform your host immediately and follow their advice.  If you develop such symptoms within 14 days of visiting the College, please inform the College’s Security Team as soon as possible (

The College usually welcomes a number of people to our site and we realise that this approach may disappoint or inconvenience some of you.  However, we are taking the current situation very seriously and you will appreciate that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.  If you are affected by this approach, please contact the member of staff at the College who you were due to meet and, wherever possible, they will arrange an alternative with you.

As the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, if you are due to visit the College and are currently not affected by the guidance above, we would ask that you check this page again immediately prior to your visit in case our position has changed.

We thank you for your understanding of our position.

28th February 2020”

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