Sheffield news Several staff at Brighouse school test positive for Covid-19 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Calderdale Council's Consultant in Public Health says Brighouse school remains open
Breaking News ! Several staff at a school in Brighouse have been told to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus. The William Henry Smith School is a residential special school and provides care and education, for children and young people who face social, emotional and mental health challenges between the ages of 5-19. Its Ofsted report in March said it was outstanding - again. It was adjudged Outstanding by inspectors in 2018 and 2019. Calderdale Council has not specified how many staff have tested positive. Calderdale Council 's Consultant in Public Health, Ben Leaman, said: “We are aware that a small number of people have tested positive for coronavirus at a school in Calderdale. Sign up for the ExaminerLive newsletter Get the latest ExaminerLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter.
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"The school has worked with Public Health England and the local authority to ensure they have appropriate measures in place to minimise the risk of infection to their pupils and staff, and as a result, a small number of people have been advised to self-isolate. "It is not thought that coronavirus was passed on in the school, and the school remains open. "Any reports of cases involving staff or students at schools are investigated and followed up using the government’s guidelines.
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"If there are cases of coronavirus, then they will follow the guidance and contact families and staff as necessary. "As the virus is still within our community we should all continue to keep at least two metres away from people outside our households wherever possible, wash our hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching our face and follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ guidance to help keep ourselves and others safe."
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