Four Berkshire students quarantine after school trip to Italy amid coronavirus fears
Four students from a Berkshire school are in self-quarantine after returning from a trip to northern Italy.
According to a statement from St Bartholomew’s in Newbury, the students have made the decision to self-isolate following the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
But it was pointed out that there were no confirmed cases of the disease at the school.
A spokesperson said: âThere are no known cases of coronavirus in our school community.
âA number of students traveled to northern Italy in the category 2 area.
âThe students and parents have made the decision to isolate themselves.
“So far, four students have made this decision.”
A number of schools across the county are adopting precautionary measures after the February vacation, after schoolchildren and staff have traveled to potentially affected areas.
Ascot’s approved refueller school told 32 children and five staff not to come to school after a ski trip to Italy.
St Peter’s Church Of England High School in Old Windsor closed on Wednesday February 26 for a thorough cleaning.
In Reading, Berkshire, St Michael’s Primary School also closed after a staff member who recently returned from northern Italy developed flu-like symptoms.
St Peter’s CofE College will reopen tomorrow (February 28) after two days of deep cleaning.
Pupils at Brakenhale School were urged to pay attention to their hygiene and use specially deployed hand sanitizers provided in the school.