BUT ‘happy’ with interim Parkinson School arrangement Loop Barbados

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There have been no reports of sickness since the students of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School returned to the school plant with the affected area cordoned off.

That is according to the Head of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Rudy Lovell, who is pleased to see the students are back in their physical classrooms but away from the block under investigation.

One day after the return, Lovell told Loop News, “As far as we are aware, the area affected is out of bounds and no one has fallen ill.

“We are happy at this stage”.

He said that the BUT will standby for the report of the findings as the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues its battery of tests and investigations to identify the source of the issue.

Students and staff first fell sick last week, on February 1, and the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training took the decision to close the school and cancel face-to-face classes. The affected individuals were taken to receive medical attention. Classes resumed online on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. The physical was reopened for teaching and learning on Monday, February 6, with the affected block remaining closed.