Headteacher calls for changes to NHS track and trace app

Wycombe High School Headteacher, Sharon Cromie – who has 27 staff members self-isolating after being ‘pinged’ – has urged the government to consider the NHS track and trace app and whether it is fit for purpose.

She told Wycombe Sound’s Bob Johnson: “It’s absolutely staggering. There is nothing we can do. It’s a legal requirement.

“The thing that’s giving us the most problems at the moment is the NHS app. What we do know if that the app can work through classroom walls, so if we have someone who tests positive sitting in a classroom and they have the app on their phone, that can actually trigger issues in another classroom. But, of course, we know that the virus doesn’t travel through walls.

“Keeping a school open is only possible if you’ve got enough adults to teach children and look after the children and keep them safe. So it’s quite tricky”.

You can listen to the full interview here:

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