‘No risk’ to youngsters after positive Covid test at college
ASCHOOL worker tested positive for Covid-19 and five more were told to self isolate - but the headteacher says “no child is at risk”.
Parents of pupils at Our Lady’s Queen of Peace College in Skelmersdale received an email from headteacher Alison Knight explaining the situation last week.
Part of the email reads: “I have been informed that yesterday a member of staff unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.
“We have been in immediate contact with Public Health North West and are following their advice to the letter.
“As a precautionary measure I have asked a further five members of staff to self isolate for 14 days.
“No child or any other staff member is at risk because of the thorough safety measures we have put in place. “
Dozens of schools across the UK have been hit with coronavirus cases as pupils returned to the classroom for the first time since March.
Some schools have closed their doors just days after reopening while others have told whole classes and year groups to selfisolate for two weeks following confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Alison Knight said: “We have been advised of a positive case and following our procedures a small number of individuals who may have been in close contact have been asked to isolate.
“We have a very detailed risk assessment in place for just this sort of incident and are following our plans carefully.
“Parents have been kept fully informed.”
Our Lady Queen of Peace College, Glenburn Road, Skelmersdale