School closes after parent confirmed to have coronavirus visits school close to Arrowe Park hospital
A school on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside has been forced to close after exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. A parent who visited Hilbre High School has been confirmed to be suffering from the infection.
Wirral residents had raised concerns about the lax supposed ‘quarantine’ at the Wirral’s Arrowe Park hospital, after a returning passenger called Radio 4 and described arrangements that allowed potential sufferers to go out and to mingle with staff and patients with only masks – not considered effective in preventing transmission – for protection.
The Department of Health confirmed to the SKWAWKBOX that ‘quarantined’ people were free to move around and were simply asked to ‘self-isolate’ if they felt ill:
Arrowe Park hospital is only three miles from Hilbre High School.
It is not yet known how the parent became infected – but when a recent second tranche of passengers was brought to the hospital last week, health staff and bus drivers could clearly be seen without protective clothing or equipment:
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