School in Solihull reopens following coronavirus 'deep-clean' - The Solihull Observer

School in Solihull reopens following coronavirus 'deep-clean'

Solihull Editorial 2nd Mar, 2020 Updated: 2nd Mar, 2020   0

A SCHOOL which closed to pupils due to coranavirus fears has reopened.

Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst, the former CTC, sent all pupils home shortly after the start of the school day on February 26.

Senior staff feared a group of pupils who had returned from a ski trip to north-eastern Italy had ‘flu-like symptoms’.

But tests of the pupils found no signs of the virus.

A message from headmaster Darren Turner, sent on Friday (February 28), read: “Thank you for your overwhelming support and encouragement over the last few difficult days.

“As discussed with many of you, the welfare of the pupils and staff must come first.

“We took the steps needed to ensure that everyone was as safe as possible after we received information early on Wednesday morning that members of the party who had attended a ski-trip in Northern Italy had become unwell and were being tested for the coronavirus.

“Specialist cleaners have deep cleaned the school and we have remained in constant communication with the families affected.

“I am pleased to say that all families have been following the advice from Public Health England and the NHS and we can report that we have no positive tests for COVID – 19.

“I am pleased to inform you that the school will therefore reopen on Monday 2nd March to all students.

Please can I again thank you and ask for the pupils to arrive with positive mind sets, looking smart, thinking smart and ready to enjoy themselves through learning.”

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