Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre
Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre has implemented strong measures to contain an outbreak of Covid-19, after a confirmed case and a highly likely case was reported on Thursday 15 October. Two classes of children and staff that came into close contact with the infected persons have been told to self-isolate and affected areas around the school have been closed prior to a deep clean.
Headteacher, Jason Eveleigh, said: “As soon as we were told about the confirmed case, we implemented our plans for containing an outbreak and keeping everyone in the school safe.
“Because of the social distancing, bubbling and cleaning measures that we have in place, only those individuals that were in close contact with the infected persons have had to self-isolate.
“Affected areas of the school have been closed awaiting a deep clean before they are suitable for re-use.
“All families have been informed and we continue to update them on the situation.
“We are following all guidance and working closely with Public Health England and other external organisations. I would like to thank them for the support they have provided.
“All children that are self-isolating have been provided with a thorough programme of home learning so that they can continue their education.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and are ready to implement further protective measures if required.
“We look forward to welcoming all those self-isolating back to school on Wednesday 4 November.
CEO of the Clevedon Learning Trust, John Wells, said: “Our schools and the Central Team have been working together to plan what actions will be taken in the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19. All our schools have a clear and thorough process for dealing with an outbreak
“Staff at Westover Green have taken all necessary actions to contain the outbreak and protect the school community and families.
“Our priority now is to monitor the situation closely and make sure those affected can continue their education at home.”