Mill strand Nursery unit have written to parents that a member of their school community have tested positive for COVID-19.
On advice, the nursery say the ‘only those who have been in close contact with the affected person need to take action’ but confirmed ‘no other members of the school community are affected’.
This comes just days after the schools and nursery schools reopened.
The letter sent from the school to parents of those pupils in close contact continued:
“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 selfisolate for 14 days from contact (until Saturday 12th September 2020).
“Your child does not need to undertake a COVID19 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.”
Announcing plans to reopen, the school said:
“In line with PHA advice we plan to reopen our Nursery settings on Monday 14th September 2020.
“As a 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 the unit by phoning the school between 9.30 and 11.30am.