Guildhall School Confirms Teacher has Coronavirus

By Francisco Salazar

Guildhall School in London has confirmed that a member of its teaching staff tested positive for COVID19.

The School has been given Public Health England advice and the staff and Principal noted they are working closely with students to ensure that they receive urgent appropriate advice.

Principal Lynne William announced in a letter that the school would be closed. She stated, “We regret to inform you that a member of teaching staff has tested positive for Coronavirus. He is currently recovering well at the Royal Free Hospital. He was present and teaching in one of the ancillary School buildings on one day last week. He came into contact with a limited number of students and we are working closely with those students to ensure that they receive urgent appropriate advice.”

The school will be closed for up to 14 days to allow time for a review of the situation.

This is the latest arts institution to be affected by the coronavirus. Last week the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro la Fenice, and the National Theatre, Tokyo shut down all public activity to prevent further outbreak.