A teacher at a Wimbledon school has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Dr Yvonne Young, consultant in communicable disease control, PHE London, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with one of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19. The case is a member of staff at Wimbledon College, and became infected whilst in Italy. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.
“We have been in discussion with Wimbledon College which has taken the decision to close as a number of staff are self-isolating due to being close contacts of this confirmed case. My team have assessed the risk and confirmed that there is currently no information to suggest that there is an increased health risk to any pupils or their families at the college and no recommendation for them to self-isolate. We will update the college and parents if the situation changes in any way.”
Wimbledon College is set to reopen on Tuesday, March 10. A deep clean of the school will also be carried out.