A teacher at Ashlands Church of England First School in Crewkerne has tested positive for Covid-19. 22 pupils who were in close contact with the teacher, have been asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Following discussions with Public Health England, the school has released the following statement: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff, following a confirmed case of Covid-19 at the school. 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. “
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.