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  • St Bernard’s High School – Confirmed COVID Case

       

     It has been confirmed today that a student at St Bernard’s High school in Westcliff-on-sea has tested positive for COVID-19.

    On the advice of Public Health England, anyone who has been in close contact with the infected student has been contacted today and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Further contact tracing will continue and additional pupils and staff may be asked to self-isolate. Additionally, a deep clean will take place in necessary areas.

    Tony Sharpe, headteacher at St Bernard’s, said: "The safety of pupils and all those who work at the school is our biggest priority.

    We have made sure that everything possible has been done to limit the spread of the virus, and have taken very extensive precautions.  We were delighted that the school had no positive cases before the half-term break, and were looking forward to students enjoying an uninterrupted experience of learning in school.

    We are determined to do all we can to stop the further spread of the virus and agree with the precautionary action advised.  Our aim is to protect the staff and pupils of the school and prevent any further spread".

     

    Note to Editors:

    For further information, please contact: Clare O’Brien (Assistant Headteacher) cob@stbernards.southend.sch.uk

    ‘It was only with the support of the senior leadership team and my fellow students that I even considered applying to Oxford, and I genuinely don’t believe I would have achieved as much as I have done if it wasn’t for their help, encouragement and confidence in me.’

    — Isabel Aust, Former Head Student