October 6, 2022

First with the Alderney News

Evidence of community seeding in Guernsey as Notre Dame pupil tests positive

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A case of community seeding has been identified in Guernsey after a Year 6 child tested positive in the island yesterday. The Notre Dame pupil has not left the island in the last 14 days and has no known links to positive cases. They became symptomatic after the last day of term. Contact tracing is underway. If you suspect you or your child might be a contact, there is no need to call Public Health – please wait to see if you are contacted by them.

Anyone linked to the school that has not heard from Public Health, should carry on as normal, while continuing with good hygiene measures that are now common practice across the community.

Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink said:

‘Instances of community seeding are to be expected as we adjust to living with COVID but our robust contact tracing measures alongwith our high vaccination rate means we are well placed to minimise onward transmission.

It is worth noting that all schools have had additional safety measures in place since the start of the pandemic, including hand sanitising on entry and  general good hygiene. We are incredibly grateful to all teaching staff and children across our schools for having adhered to this so responsibly.’

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