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Students self-isolating after school is named as 'low risk' venue

Ballakermeen High School potential place of transmission

Some school pupils in Douglas have been identified as potentially being at risk of contracting Covid-19.
 
A number of students from Ballakermeen High School are now in self-isolation along with members of their households.
 
It follows yesterday’s announcement of seven new cases being detected on the Island.
 
Two new locations have been added to the log of low risk places of potential transmission as a result.
 
They are:

-       The No 31 bus, which travels between Anagh Coar and Ballakermeen High School, on Friday, 12 February from 8am to 8.45am and from 3.45pm to 4.15pm
 
-       Ballakermeen High School, on Friday 12 February, from 8.45am to 3.45pm

Government says the risk to pupils, school staff, and bus drivers is low.
 
However anyone at those locations, during the specified time periods, who goes on to develop symptoms is asked to self-isolate and contact 111. Those without symptoms do not need to make contact.
 
The Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson says he is working closely with the Ballakermeen headteacher to fully understand the level of risk at the high school. At the moment it will open as normal on Monday.

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