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Two isolated Covid-19 cases in the region cause the temporary closure of a school and a pub




A pub and a high school have closed within days of each other following positive Covid-19 tests.

The Dennington Queen announced it was temporarily closing on Thursday, while Old Buckenham High School voluntarily closed its doors on Sunday night after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement released through social media, the pub said: “We are sorry to advise that a member of our staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Dennington Queen pub in Dennington which has closed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in the staff. ..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.
The Dennington Queen pub in Dennington which has closed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in the staff. ..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.

“We take the health of our staff and patrons extremely seriously. It is with regret that we have decided to implement a temporary closure while further staff testing and investigations are carried out.

“We will provide further updates as and when possible and we will be contacting customers who have been in the premises recently and who have bookings with us in the coming week.

“Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.”

Old Buckenham High School issued a statement to parents on Monday, stating that a member of staff had tested positive, and advising that the school would be closed that day to enable a deep clean of the premises to take place.

In the statement, headteacher Andy Fell said: “While it is regrettable to close the school on Monday, this incident has shown that systems are in place – and are working – to quickly deal with any issues related to Covid-19. The school will be deep cleaned on Monday.”

Some of the school’s staff, including Mr Fell, must now self-isolate for a period of 10 days to see if any symptoms materialise.

The school was able to reopen its doors to pupils on Tuesday.



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