Mossley primary school temporarily closes

A primary school in Mossley has had to close temporarily following a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Milton St John's CE Primary School has closed for now while a risk assessment is carried out to identify which pupils and staff need to self-isolate, Tameside Council has said. 

The Mill Lane school is working closely with Public Health England to determine the next steps.

A statement from the council said: "There is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Milton St John’s Primary School. 

"The school has temporarily closed while, following advice from Public Health England (PHE), it does a detailed risk assessment to identify which staff and pupils need to self-isolate and which can return to school while remaining vigilant for symptoms, according to PHE’s guidance. 

"The council is working closely to support the school at this time, and is liaising with PHE to ensure that all the most up to date advice is being followed."

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