November 29, 2021

First with the Alderney News

COVID: School closed – ‘Not cause for significant concern’: Dr Brink

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AY NEWS has learned today that the school has been closed for the last day of term as a result of contact tracing. It is understood that three postivite cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the Island and a number of school staff are “close contacts”.

Dr Nicola Brink said today:
“We expected and are fully prepared for managing instances of community seeding as we begin to live responsibly with Covid, and they are not of themselves cause for significant concern. We will continue with our significant efforts around contact tracing to help contain them.

“I don’t want the Bailiwick community to be concerned that any time we contact trace in an education setting, we will take the decision to close the school. That won’t necessarily be the case and will depend on the individual circumstances.

“The decision taken this morning was that a cautious approach was appropriate in this case, especially as it is the last day of term and the school was due to be open for a half day only. We will focus today on contact tracing and testing and provide further information this afternoon.”

 

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