Milton Keynes primary school closes canteen after member of catering team tests positive for Covid

Parents have been asked to provide packed lunches at a school where a canteen worker has tested positive for Covid.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:48 pm

Priory Rise School on Tattenhoe Park has today sent out an urgent notice to parents to inform them of the news.

Some pupils are already having to stay at home and self isolate after another case was identified among a classroom group on Monday.

The new case came to light after a member of the catering team took a lateral flow test. It has yet to be confirmed by a PCR test.

Covid testing

But already the school has opted to abandon food due to be cooked today shut down the canteen completely.

In a notice to parents, the school said: "One of our catering team who works in the school kitchens has tested positive this morning..."

It went on to say the case has "numerous implications" for the operation of the school.

"We really want to be extra careful so have made the decision to close the school kitchen down for today (and possibly the rest of the week), it adds.

Priory Rise School MK

Parents are asked to provide their children with packed lunches, while pupils entitled to free school meals will be provided with shop-bought food.

A second primary school in MK, Pepper Hill on Bradville, has also sent a group of children home to isolate this week after a case was confirmed in their bubble.

These children have been asked to isolate until March 26 and will not return to school until April 12, after the Easter holidays.