Another school in Portadown with confirmed case of Covid-19

An entire class at a primary school in Portadown is now self-isolating after one of the pupils in that class tested positive for Covid-19.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:30 pm

Ballyoran Primary School Principal, Mr. Richard Woolsey, wrote to parents on Monday informing them of the confirmed case of the virus.

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"I have sought the most up-to-date advice from the Public Health Agency (PHA) and would like to assure you that I am following their advice at every stage," assured Mr. Woolsey.

Ballyoran Primary School. (Photo: Google Street View)

"The parents of the pupils who have been identified as close contacts have been informed.

"Those children must now self-isolate for 10 days from the last date of contact.

"Nursery 2 is now closed and will reopen on Monday 22nd March.

"Pupils in this class will move to Online Learning on See Saw for the rest of this week," added Mr. Woolsey.

Mr. Woolsey also told parents that if they have not received a letter then their child is not deemed a close contact and should continue to attend school as normal.

The affected area of the school has been closed and will now undergo an enhanced clean.

Ballyoran Primary School is the second school in the Portadown area to confirm a positive case of Covid-19.

St. John the Baptist Primary School confirmed an individual at their school tested positive for the virus last week.