The Office of the Chief Master explained that the following happens every time a positive Covid-19 case is reported in a Master’s Office:
- The office has to close and be sanitised.
- Every staff member who has been in contact with the positive case has to self-isolate for 14 days.
- As not all Master’s Office staff members have been supplied with laptop computers, those without cannot work from home. This may mean in some cases that a whole group will be out of action.
The impact of a positive case is therefore much greater than just a closure of the office for a day or two.