A parent at a London junior school has tested positive with coronavirus and other family members “are not showing any symptoms and are self-isolating,” the school said in a letter to parents on Monday.
The headteacher, Ms A Wright said in a letter to parents that, Field End Infant and Junior Schools in Ruislip “have taken advice from Public Health England (PHE) and Department for Education (DfE).”
The school said they are following the “governments advice” which is to ensure you “thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water” regularly.
The school said in a letter that they are “using throw away cloths for cleaning and keeping communal areas clean.”
On Tuesday the school said in a second letter, following advice from “the local authority and they have confirmed that the schools have followed the advice from PHE in remaining open.
“However, following discussion with the local authority it has been confirmed that we able to close both school’s tomorrow [Wednesday] to pupils to allow for a thorough clean.”
The school added that the have “spoken to all the children about their worries.”
It is not known if the parent had recently travelled or has caught coronavirus from person to person contact.
The public will be able to access primary medical care through the use of phones and digital means as the British government are now adopting a “digital first” approach.
The Department of Health announced on Tuesday afternoon, that 54 more people across the UK have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 373.
The department said, “as of 9am 10 March 2020, a total of 26,261 people have been tested for coronavirus, 25,888 negative.”
Over the weekend the youngster fell ill and was diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday. Rugby Free Secondary school, in Warwickshire has taken advice from Public Health England and is taking a number of steps, including a deep clean of the school.
The school remains open and are providing hand sanitiser in all classrooms and held an assembly to stress the importance of the precautions on the students.
The school issued a letter to parents on Sunday, “Earlier today, we were made aware by Public Health England that one of our students has been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19).