No break for COVID-19 warns expert

Thursday 25 June 2020

With lockdown measures announced to ease further on 4 July, and more opportunities to be out and about, Milton Keynes Council and MK’s Public Health Team are urging local people to help MK control COVID-19 and stick to the prevention advice.

An outbreak at a nursery in MK has led to 20 children and adults being confirmed with COVID-19, and further outbreaks could happen says Milton Keynes Director of Public Health Muriel Scott, if people relax. 

Milton Keynes Director of Public Health, Muriel Scott: “This is a vitally important time to remain vigilant about the spread of COVID-19. As lockdown lifts we’ve all got to do our part, which means remaining distant, regular hand washing, staying at home and seeking a test if you have symptoms of the virus, and following all the latest Government guidance.  We’ve seen an outbreak in Milton Keynes in a setting where all sensible precautions were being followed.  COVID-19 will take every opportunity it can to spread, it won’t be taking a break so please stay alert and stay safe.”

Acorn at Westcroft nursery has had staff, children and family members test positive for COVID-19 over the last week and a half.  The response was immediately managed by the Nursery and Public Health England, with support from MK Council public health colleagues. National public health guidance is being followed, with all staff and families offered testing as a precaution and to improve wider understanding of how the virus is transmitted.