There was an outbreak of coronavirus at Westcroft’s Acorn Day Nursery that caused twenty people to test positive for COVID-19.
Last week, MKFM was contacted by a worried parent who said that an Acorn nursery school boy had tested positive for the virus. Due to the low risk of transmission, since the affected child was in a separate ‘bubble’, it was not necessary for the child to isolate himself.
Days later, the virus appeared in his son’s bubble, which later gave his son a positive test.
Since then, it has been revealed that twenty people including children, kindergarten staff and family members have proven positive for COVID-19.
Since then, the nursery has dealt with the epidemic and worked closely with Milton Keynes Council and Public Health England.
A nursery school spokesman told MK citizen: “We can confirm that there have been positive cases of Covid-19 in our nursery school in Westcroft, Milton Keynes. We would like to reassure everyone that this is contained in individual bubbles in a nursery school. and we worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) and Milton Keynes Council throughout. “
They added: “The bubbles exposed to the confirmed cases are self-insulating and PHE has confirmed that there are no public health problems in relation to the controls in place in kindergarten as they adhere to government guidelines.
“PHE now offers COVID-19 tests to all staff, children and families to provide peace of mind to affected families, but also to help PHE better understand the spread of the infection in the early years of life.
“We have worked hard to speak directly with each family affected by this and support them with their individual questions and needs. The nursery remains open to bubbles not exposed to confirmed cases and the health, safety and well-being of our children and staff remains our top priority. “
Milton Keynes’ director of public health, Muriel Scott, said people must continue to “remain vigilant” on the spread of the virus. He continued: “As elevators we must all do our part, which means staying away, washing hands regularly, staying at home and looking for a test if you have symptoms of the virus and follow all the latest government directions.
“We saw an outbreak in Milton Keynes in an environment where all sensible precautions were followed. Covid-19 will take every opportunity to spread, will not take a break, so please be vigilant and safe.”