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Millstrand nursery closes to a number of children after coronavirus case confirmed

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BT Coleraine

Millstrand Nursery has been forced to close its doors to a number of children as a precautionary measure after it was made aware that ‘a member of the school community’ tested positive for Covid-19.

A letter sent to parents around 4pm today on the Seesaw app read ;

We wish to inform you that we have been made aware this morning that a member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19.

We immediately sought the most up-to-date advice from the Public Health Agency (PHA) and have been informed that only those children that have been in close contact (less than 2m for fifteen minutes or more) with the affected person need to take action. No other members of the school community are affected.

The confirmed case is from the Nursery and affects those children and adults who were in the Nursery classes on Friday 28th August 2020. As your child was present, the Public Health Agency has confirmed that your child is considered as being a ‘close contact’ and must therefore self-isolate for 14 days from contact (until Saturday 12th September 2020).

Your child does not need to undertake a COVID-19 test unless they become symptomatic. We have been advised that contacts of contacts are not affected. Parents, siblings and other family members can therefore ‘go about their normal business’ unless they become symptomatic.

In line with PHA advice we plan to reopen our Nursery settings on Monday 14. September 2020.

Asa school, we appreciate the concerns of parents, pupils and the wider school community and wish to reassure you that every precaution has been taken.

Ensuring the safety of pupils and staff is our absolute priority and we will continue to monitor this situation carefully and keep you informed.

Parents with any questions or concerns are welcome to contact me by phoning the school between 9.30 and 11.30am.

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