Stringent hygiene procedures have actually been implemented at schools to ensure they minimise the danger of contracting the coronavirus.
” Late at night, about 23: 00, we got an sms … mentioning the child can not breathe and her head is blowing up [from the pain],” Klein stated.
He stated he received a letter from False Bay Healthcare facility that the student would need to be in seclusion while awaiting test results.
He then informed the department.
” They stated close the three classes [where the pupil was] and utilise other class. We can’t close the women toilets as we do not have backup toilets,” he stated.
” We don’t know where else the lady was walking. It exposes everyone”.
Cleaning up need to take place ‘all the time’
Hammond said that when there was a presumed case of Covid-19, the school must continue to run, ensuring that all health and safety procedures were being abided by, including the cleansing of the school.
” The cleansing of areas is needed all the time. It must not just happen when there is a believed case of Covid-19″.
This was laid out in their department standards, based on advice from the health department.
She stated adherence to these standards was necessary, so as not to “plant panic and fear or produce further disturbance”.
” While we fully understand the fear and anxiety of the SGB, we can not close down schools and decontaminate them every time there is a believed case of Covid-19,” she stated.
” Offering evidence is not a difficult task if there has been confirmation. It is required so that the head of department can make an informed choice based upon medical realities”.
She stated verification was likewise needed for audit functions.
Students are set to go back to the school on Tuesday.