A staff member at Hague Primary School in Delft in Cape Town has tested positive for Covid-19, the department of education said on Monday.
This comes as some teachers returned to schools on Monday in preparation for the return of Grade 7 and 12 pupils, who will going back to class first in a phased approach from 1 June.
“I can confirm that there is a case, but unfortunately cannot say which staff member due (to) privacy,” said Western Cape education department spokesperson Kerry Mauchline.
Mauchline said the necessary protocols will be followed, adding that the school will be cleaned and sanitised.
Those who had been in close contact with the infected person will need to self-isolate for 14 days, added Mauchline.
The department is mapping ways to ensure that schools reopen under safe conditions to avoid the risk of Covid-19 spreading once the phasing-in of pupils commences.
The department confirmed that Hague Primary School will still be reopening on 1 June.