Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Peterborough Primary School Closed after Legionella is Found! Updated 17/09/2012


School to Re-open:

A primary school in Peterborough, closed at the beginning of September after legionella was found in the water system, is to reopen on Monday.

Bacteria that can cause the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease were found at Newark Hill School.

Peterborough City Council expect it to reopen after workers carried out chlorination of the system to kill the bacteria.

Tests have been completed to ensure the water system is now safe.

Headteacher Lorraine Mann said: "I am pleased to report that we have been advised it is now safe to open the school on Monday.

"I would like to thank everyone for their patience and assistance during this time."

The Old Report reads:
“A primary school in Peterborough was today (Monday) closed for a week after the venue tested positive for legionella.
 Council chiefs have confirmed that routine monthly testing of the water systems at Newark Hill Primary School in Eastfield Road has generated a positive result for legionella.
 A council spokeswoman said: “A full chlorination has been carried out in the hot water systems and will continue with the cold water systems tomorrow.
 “Chlorination kills the bacteria and makes the systems safe.
 “However, it has been decided to delay the school opening until Monday 10 September 2012 as a precautionary measure pending the receipt of the re-test results, which are due on Friday 7 September.
 “Routine tests are carried out at all schools on a monthly basis. ”
 “There is nothing further we can add at this stage.”

Updates will follow....

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