Pupils sent home after legionella bacteria found at Nightingale Primary School
- Credit: Archant
A school has had to close its doors after bacteria was found in its water supply.
A routine check at Nightingale Primary School in Ashbourne Avenue, South Woodford, identified legionella bacteria in two of the school’s water outlets.
Children were sent home yesterday afternoon, with the school expecting to reopen on Thursday.
A statement issued on the school’s website read: “Legionella bacteria are commonly found in water systems and are considered to be low risk when managed correctly.
“As a precautionary measure the school was closed. Work began immediately and continued through the night so that the school could reopen as soon as possible.
You may also want to watch:
“The council is following the guidance issued by the health & safety executive and is liaising with Public Health England to ensure that there are no risks to pupils or staff.”
- 1 Man arrested on suspicion of murder after elderly woman dies in Clayhall
- 2 Attempted murder arrest after woman seriously injured in Barkingside
- 3 Redbridge pubs gear up for outdoor opening
- 4 Criticism of 'comedy of errors' consultation for Wanstead flat extension plans
- 5 South Woodford restaurant owner excited for return of diners
- 6 Pictures: Remembering Prince Philip's visits to east London
- 7 Three arrests after cannabis raids in Dagenham and South Woodford
- 8 Man in hospital after being slashed multiple times in Wanstead
- 9 Prince Philip death: Redbridge pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh
- 10 Jailed: Seven Kings man gets 14 years for hammer attack