The British school St Jullian’s, based in Carcavelos, began a 14-day preventive quarantine on Sunday. The decision was made after the detection of four positive cases of covid-19 over the weekend of September 12 and 13. In a statement, the school reports that among those infected there are two teachers and two high school students. The students have no direct link with each other or with the teachers.
Once quarantined, all people who have made contact with those infected will be subjected by the National Health Service to the covid-19 test. Whatever the outcome, they will remain isolated until the Cascais health delegate authorizes the return to school.
If the start of the new academic year, marked on September 1, has started in a troubled way, the changes have already been implemented. The students, belonging to the six groups from the 8th to the 13th year (equivalent to the 7th and 12th year of the Portuguese curriculum) who were sent to quarantine began distance learning on Monday.
For the remaining students, the rules remain the same. Divided into groups, by school year, they carry out activities within the school perimeter, always with the same people and inside the classrooms. In addition, a time lag and specific routes have been applied to avoid contact between people to reduce the possibility of contagion.
Text edited by Pedro Esteves