"What about the students? Have they been told to self quarantine for 14 days?": Your reaction to Archbishop Temple closure
Archbishop School in Preston closed today amid coronavirus fears after students returned from a skiing trip to northern Italy.
Lancashire County Council said the school, which has 765 pupils and 48 teachers, will undergo a deep clean before reopening on Monday (March 2).
Here's some of our reader's reaction to the news:
omg in Preston
Massive over reaction considering the Department of Health says there is no need to close schools
Buckshaw Life via Twitter
The problem is the virus can take 14 days to come out and in that period people are contagious so really they should be be asking the children who went on the ski trip to stay home for 14 days! Maybe they have already!
I think this is really sensible precautions!!
Too little too late
Why on earth did the trip go ahead in the frist place everyone should be stopped travelling
Should we be concerned with children who go to a school with siblings at Archbishop?
Sophie Oddity Howarth
Why let the children back to school who have been on the trip
What about the students? Have they been told to self quarantine for 14 days?
Wat about the vehicles they travelled in? The transport they've been using for the days between coming home and now? Their own homes? It could go on forever. Where does it stop?
I also read that the other schools that have done this have told the students to self quarantine for 14 days and any symptoms to get themselves tested
I am really disappointed I had to find out my child was being sent home from media and friends on fb before I was informed by school. My son rang us to say he was coming home at 11.45 and only informed by parent app from school no other communication
Disgusting...school should close for 2 weeks for everyone as a precaution....be spread all over soon!
I still don't know if any children travelling to Italy have been ill or if they have been back at school mixing. Poor lack of communication.
So now, IF any of the kids do have it, they take it home to mummy and daddy and siblings, what do they do? Take 2 weeks off work or go in and potentially pass it to everyone around them.
What was the point in quarantining the first lot of maybe's as a precaution to just let every other case carry on as normal?
More scare mongering ?
We aren't getting the whole truth via social media. Story of a 17 day old born with the virus has made recovery without medication. I Jo its nothing to do with this post but think its getting kinda scary. Social media says 80% of Britain to get this virus