SCHOOL WORKING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND FOLLOWING CONFIRMED COVID CASE

Wadham School in Crewkerne is working with Public Health England, following a confirmed case of Covid-19 yesterday evening, in its Sixth form. In a recent statement, a spokesperson for Wadham School said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff. Close contacts of the Sixth form student have been provided with public health advice and are self-isolating. Following discussions with PHE this involves all of the Sixth form, a total of 33 students.

“A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have been provided with public health advice, including what to do if someone becomes symptomatic. Parents have been advised it is not necessary for any other member of the household to self-isolate unless they become symptomatic and also not necessary for a test, unless you are symptomatic.”

Public Health England has provided the school with advice on infection prevention and control with staff members continuing to reinforce the key messages of: Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. Wash your hands as soon as you get home. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands.

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