News from The Kings of Wessex Academy


Positive COVID-19 Case

11th November, 2020 by Kings Academy

A spokesperson for Kings Academy said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school.

Close contacts of the confirmed case in Year 10 have been provided with public health advice and are self-isolating for the recommended 14 days.

Following discussions with PHE, this involves a total of 70 pupils who now will not return to school until 23 November 2020.

A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have been provided with public health advice including what to do if someone becomes symptomatic.

Parents have been advised it is not necessary for any other member of the household to self-isolate unless they become symptomatic. It is also not necessary to arrange for a test unless you are symptomatic.

Public Health England has provided the school with advice on infection prevention and control and staff will continue to reinforce these key messages:
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.”

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/