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Primary school in lockdown as staff member tests positive

by LLB Reporter
18th Jun 20 10:10 am

A Primary school in Surrey has been forced to close for two weeks and with all staff and pupils to go into quarantine after a catering worker came down with the virus.

The school in Epsom, Surrey said a member of the “external catering team” tested positive for the virus and the risk to staff and pupils remains “low.”

Public Health England said anyone who had school lunch must go into “self-isolation as a precaution.”

Years 1 and Year 6 students only returned back to the school less than two weeks ago.

Head teacher Michelle Pollard said, “As head teacher, I am disappointed for our families that we have had to take these measures at a time when some normality was returning for our children.

“However, I have a duty to mitigate any known risk, however low, to our children or our staff. We would all rather be in school this week, but after seeking advice from Public Health England, it was recommended that children self-isolate as a precaution.

“Although the positive COVID-19 test was not a member of school staff, we have to put our children’s safety first and minimise the possibility of a local outbreak in our community.”

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