School closed by mum after her 4-year-old son was put in Covid isolation’shed’.


Mum Chloé Wilby claims her four-year-old son Mason developed hypothermia after he was isolated in a shed at Wigton Infant School, in Cumbria, having shown Covid symptoms

A mother claims that her four-year old son suffered hypothermia when he was placed in isolation by his school. “outdoor shed”.

Chloé Wilby said Mason was kept away from other pupils and teachers after she sent him to Wigton Infant School, Cumbria, with a mild cold which included a cough and a runny nose.

After following the Covid protocol, the school isolated him in an outdoor classroom until he could have his symptoms treated.

Chloé was called to collect Mason as soon as possible, which took her some time as she had to rely on public transport.

This, she stated initially, was no cause for concern since it wasn’t obvious that Mason was being isolated in an outdoor area.

Miss Wilby said when she arrived Mason couldn’t speak and was “shivering like mad”.

She spoke to the News & StarHis hands were “red raw”, adding: “I had to stick them up my top to warm up. His eyes were watering, snot down his face. They made him eat his lunch outside.”

Miss Wilby stated that Mason had been taken to the hospital by Miss Wilby and she was asked to call an ambulance. “developed hypothermia”.

Geoff Norman, Wigton Infant school headmaster, said that children with coronavirus symptoms are moved into a separate area with a staff member until they can be picked up by a parent/carer.

He said that the school will no more use the outdoor classroom.

He said: “For several months we have been using our outdoor classroom for this purpose and this has worked well. Following the concerns recently expressed we have reviewed our approach.

“For children who require isolation in school due to Covid-19 symptoms we will now use a room adjacent to the school office. As currently, pupils will always have a member of staff with them.”

Cumbria Police said no crimes were found to have been committed, adding that the matter had been referred to Cumbria County Council.

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