Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Ballymoney school to go into lockdown for 72 hours

1 Mins read
Coronavirus
BT Coleraine

The William Pinkerton Memorial primary school in Dervock is set to go into lockdown for 72 hours due to a child in self-isolation and a teacher presenting symptoms of the Coronavirus.

The principal of the School Ms Philpott said;

I have been in contact with EA and the advice is that we need to go into lockdown for 72 hours.

This is due to the fact that we have a child in self-isolation and a staff member has now presented with symptoms and has been sent home. We have NO confirmed cases!

Therefore, it is my responsibility to follow the advice of the Public Health Agency and EA in order to safeguard everyone in our school family, and indeed the wider community.

I would ask that if you can come and collect your child as soon as possible that would be very much appreciated.

At the minute, school will reopen on Monday morning, although the situation is changing daily, so please keep an eye on the app and we will update you over the weekend. Work will be sent home in due course if we face a longer a period of closure, in the meantime, over the next 3 days – read with your child, bake with your child, do some random acts of kindness for the vulnerable in our community, play games with your child, have fun with your child and enjoy quality time together!

I apologise for the inconvenience this may cause for families but I have to act responsibly in this difficult situation.

Principal
Mrs J Philpott

11357 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
Local News

NI Executive agrees multi-million Covid support funding

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFinance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced a £300million support package including over £200million for businesses and £98million of Covid-19 funding to support…
Local News

Archibald welcomes £95m high street voucher initiative

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppSinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the announcement of a £95 million high street voucher scheme to support local businesses struggling…
Local News

Ní Chuilín - £44million in Covid-19 Heating Payments to issue by January 2021

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppCommunities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed £44.3million of Executive funding for a Covid-19 Heating Payment for older people and those in…