01 Dec 2021

Safety first ahead of public meetings

Additional COVID-19 safety measures are being put in place ahead of two public consultation meetings on the future of Chillerton and Rookley Primary School.

The Isle of Wight Council said the steps were necessary in light of the continuing number of positive cases of the virus and concerns around the newly identified Omicron variant.

Following discussions with Public Health, the council said it would be implementing the following measures to ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing:

• Meeting at Godshill Primary School (2 December) will be restricted to a maximum capacity of 35 to allow for social distancing.

• Meeting at Chillerton and Rookley Primary School (9 December) will be restricted to a maximum capacity of 21 to allow for social distancing.

• All attendees are required to undertake an LFT test at home prior to attending and should not attend if they receive a positive test result. For more information on LFT testing, including how to obtain a test, visit: https://keeptheislandsafe.org/testingforpeoplewithoutsymptoms/

• Ventilation by opening windows and doors; recommending all those attending to wear appropriate clothing.

• Face coverings to be worn unless exempt for medical reasons.

• Provision for hand washing/and or sanitiser.

To secure a place at one of the two meetings, people should contact the relevant school who will reserve a place.

The council asks that people only book one place per household/organisation so to offer as many places as possible to all stakeholders.

Richard Vaughan, deputy head of strategic development, said: "Following the two meetings, should we conclude that a third meeting is required we will endeavour to facilitate this at the earliest opportunity."

For more local information on COVID-19, visit: https://keeptheislandsafe.org/

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  • To secure a place at one of the two meetings, people should contact the relevant school who will reserve a place.
  • The council said the steps were necessary in light of the continuing number of positive cases of the virus and concerns around the newly identified Omicron variant.
 
Isle of Wight, UK