A school in Harrow Weald will be closed to all pupils tomorrow (21 September) as it deep cleans following a positive COVID-19 test result.
Weald Rise Primary School in Robin Hood Drive, Harrow Weald has sent a letter to parents at the school advising them of the situation. The letter also advises parents to ‘move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home‘ if possible.
Weald Rise is the first school in Harrow to close entirely to deep clean after a positive Coronavirus case has been confirmed.
In the letter sent to parents today (20 September) Headteacher Miss F. Agbaniyaka said: “Over the last week we have been made aware of several children who have been ill in our school community and today we have a confirmed positive case for COVID 19. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.
“This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.
“Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. Please note that the year group (Year 5 bubble) affected have been asked to remain at home for the next 14 days.
“The School will be closed on Monday 21st September for the purposes deep cleaning and will re-open to all other pupils on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.
“The school remains open (for all other children) from Tuesday 22nd September, providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review. What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19 If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
“All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
“Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.”