Tobago schools told to re-introduce Covid safety protocols

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Tobago schools told to re-introduce Covid safety protocols

Tobago’s Division of Education, Research and Technology has re-introduced safety protocols in all schools on the island, in light of the rising cases of influenza and Covid-19.

According to a release from the Division, there has been a notable increase in the number of persons exhibiting flu-like symptoms associated with Influenza and the virus and as such a decision had to be made.

“As a precautionary measure the Division of Education, Research and Technology advises all principals to reactivate all the related COVID-19 protocols at their respective schools,” the release noted.

The Division advised further that principals from Early Childhood Care and Education Centres (ECCE), Primary and Secondary schools pay particular attention to entry protocols, sanitisation facilities- including sinks and cleaning agents- and sick bays.

Principals were also advised to conduct an internal COVID-19 safety audit to determine their school’s current resources and ability to implement the required mandate and submit it to the Division by this Friday January 19.

In a video address to the media on Tuesday the THA’s Secretary of Health, Wellness and Social Protection Dr Faith BYisrael noted that the island had four confirmed COVID-19 cases.

She said the cases were reported between the period December and January of this year.