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SCHOOL CLOSED: Stanborough School in Garston shuts for two weeks after positive coronavirus test

 Published on: 15th March 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Stanborough School in Garston will be closed for two weeks after an adult member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.

Students and staff members from the school have been told to self-isolate for 14 days after advice given from Public Health England.

The school will remain closed and will open again on Monday, March 30, and it has been arranged to be deep cleaned during the closure to help prevent the virus from spreading.

A statement from the interim head teacher, Mr Kaz James, on the school’s website read: “Further to my communication to you on Friday, March 13, about the school closing because of a suspected case of COVID-19, this is to advise you that the hospital has confirmed that the concerned adult has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment.

“I contacted Public Health England (PHE) and was informed that we must close the school for 14 days. In addition, all students and adults from the school must self-isolate for 14 days. We have contacted public health who have informed us that unless parents are in regular contact with their children of a distance of 3 meters or less, or they present with the symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate.

The school will therefore remain closed and re-open on Monday 30th March. The safety and well-being of our school community will always be our priority. We have arranged for the school to be deep cleaned during the closure, to help prevent the virus from spreading.”

Parents of pupils from the school have been advised to contact the interim head teacher with any queries regarding the temporary closure of the school.

The full statement can be read here spsch.org/secondary-school-closure/

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