Before any mention of swine flu I feel it’s beholden to mention that plain old vanilla flu is currently killing people every day.
Having said that Mr Stanhope has moved the ACT’s pandemic level to “CONTAIN” which involves the following:
- “School principals have been advised that, for the time being, any student arriving in Canberra from Mexico, the USA, Canada, Japan or Panama should be excluded from school for seven days after arriving home,” Mr Stanhope said.
“The ACT Government has adopted this exclusion policy on the advice of the ACT Chief Health Officer and the Australian Health Protection Committee which has recommended that all education departments implement the policy.
“During this seven day exclusion period, the student should stay home, whether or not they have flu symptoms, and avoid other people as much as possible. This is because a person infected with the flu can spread the virus before they start to feel unwell.
If you’re worried that you might be showing symptoms Mr Stanhope encourages you to call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.