MOSSEL BAY NEWS - The Indwe Secondary School was closed today for decontamination following a positive case of Covid-19.
Western Cape Education Department spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond says the school will reopen tomorrow.
Yesterday, Hammond confirmed that a part of Erika Primary School had to be cordoned off and disinfected after a learner tested positive for Covid-19.
Although Icosa provincial leader, Dawid Kamfer prompted parents and teachers at Erika Primary School to close the whole school, Hammond said that a confirmed case does not necessarily require a school to be closed.
“In each case, a number of factors will be considered in making the decision.”
She said the circumstances of each positive case will determine whether the school needs to close.
“It is not an automatic decision. It also requires permission from the Head of Department. We have asked principals to ensure that they communicate clearly to their staff and parents of learners if there is a case in the school, the procedures going forward and what has been done to ensure safety.”
Schools affected by Covid-19 are not necessarily closed.
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