Staff member at Milton Keynes College tests positive for coronavirus

    MKFM can reveal that Milton Keynes College (Chaffron Way) is the latest academic institution to have confirmed a case of COVID-19.

    Milton Keynes College confirmed yesterday (17/9) that there had been a positive case within the Inclusive Learning School, which is for those with special educational needs or those who require extra educational support.

    One member of the school's management team tested positive for COVID-19 and the college has proceeded to state that the risk to students is "very minimal".

    All impacted students and staff have been notified, with parents receiving an email (as seen by MKFM) which recommends their child self-isolate until Thursday 24th September 2020 - two weeks after the member of staff was in college. 

    "We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 to others in the community," the email adds. "We appreciate this will be concerning news, however our precautions to minimise risk including limiting numbers of students on-campus, the wearing of masks in social areas and regular cleaning will all help ensure your risk of infection remains very low."

    All other students at Milton Keynes College are advised to attend college as normal.

    This is now the sixth known educational setting in the area to have confirmed an outbreak of the virus: Long Meadow School (six cases), Shenley Brook End School (one case), Loughton School (one case), Stantonbury International School (three cases) and Ousedale School (two cases).

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