A class has been sent home from St. Saviour’s Primary School after one of the pupils tested positive for covid-19.
And a 12-man watch from the Fire and Rescue Service is also isolating at home after a single confirmed case.
Mark Rogers, Director General of the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills, said: “We have been advised that there has been a confirmed positive case of covid-19 identified at St. Saviour’s Primary School.
“Due to this, a class bubble has been sent home and the children are required to self-isolate. They will be tested at days five and eight, subject to parental or carer consent.
Pictured: A class has been sent home from St. Saviour's Primary School.
“All parents have been informed and the school remains open, following advice from Environmental and Public Health.
“The children in isolation will continue to receive school work and will carry on with their education. The premises has been disinfected and the school is continuing to follow the latest Public Health advice.”
It is the second class in Jersey to be sent home this week. On Monday, a ‘bubble’ at a private school was sent home and instructed to isolate for 14 days after a confirmed positive case.
On the positive case among firefighters, Chief Fire Officer Paul Brown said: “The States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service is working closely with the Contract Tracing Team and, in line with public health guidance, following a firefighting testing positive for covid-19.
Pictured: One of the four 12-man watches has been sent home, however the Fire and Rescue Service are able to draw on reserves and retainers.
“I would like to reassure Islanders that we were prepared for this eventuality, and plans were already in place to split the watches between Rouge Bouillon Headquarters and Western Fire Station. I have ensured that we have appropriate crew cover following this situation.
“Cleaning has been enhanced since the beginning of covid-19 and additional cleaning has been organised following this case. All personnel are required, as part of the safety plan, to maintain physical distancing wherever possible and, where this is not possible, to wear an approved face mask, meeting minimum standards.
“All SJFRS personnel are being contacted and offered proactive screening tests and we are supporting the impacted firefighters with assistance from the Contract Tracing Team.”
Current positive cases in Jersey stand at 66, with two people in hospital and 25 individuals with symptoms.
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