A parent at Field End Junior school in Ruislip has tested positive for coronavirus.
The school has also said that other family members “not showing any symptoms and are self-isolating,”
Ms A Wright, headteacher at the school, 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 has said that they are “using throw away cloths for cleaning and keeping communal areas clean.”
Yesterday (Tuesday, 10 March) the school said in another 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, 11 March) to pupils to allow for a thorough clean.”
The school added that the have “spoken to all the children about their worries.”
Coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.
“Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this coronavirus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do.
“We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time. WHO has been in full response mode since we were notified of the first cases.”
He also said: “If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilise their people in the response, those with a handful of Covid-19 cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters, and those clusters becoming community transmission.”
“This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis that will touch every sector – so every sector and every individual must be involved in the fight”
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