Belfast school closes for two days for ‘deep clean’ after positive case of COVID-19 confirmed

Belfast school has been closed for for two days after a positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed amongst its teaching staff.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 4:08 pm
A school classroom

It has emerged that Malone College, in Finaghy, announced its closure through an email to parents last night.

The email was also shared on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

In the message Principal Katrina Moore said: “As you are aware was have had a positive case with a member of the teaching staff.

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“We have worked closely with the Public Health Agency to undertake a detailed risk assessment using track and trace to identify any potential close contacts.

“Those close contacts have been individually contacted by a senior member of staff and the procedures discussed with them.

“I am delighted to inform you that school will reopen on Friday 25 September for all students unless they have been contacted by the leadership team to isolate”.

The message adds: “As a result of our stringent protocol in place for tracking and tracing we have been able to minimise the impact on staff and pupils.

“The school closure was a precautionary measure to allow me to continue protecting the entire school community at all times and I make no apologies for doing this.

“This is my main priority each and every day and will continue to be so for the forseeable future.

“I would like to thank you for your patience and your continued support.

“Please look after yourselves and each other.”