Saturday, 16 January 2021

Bloemfontein: As of Friday; 16 January 2021, the Free State Province has recorded 8 positive COVID-19 cases at marking centres.

Ficksburg High School has recorded 2 cases and 1 case each for the following marking centres; Oranje Meisies Skool; Brentpark High School; Rosenhoff High School; Brebner High School; Landboudal School as well as HTS Louis Botha School.

These affected markers have since been released from marking centres and currently at their homes for self quarantine. Marking rooms were these markers were working, have been decontaminated.

The Department has ensured that markers are not sharing sleeping rooms and sleep alone.

“In all cases, we are closely working with Employee Health and Wellness officials to ensure compliance to the COVID-19 marking protocols. Marking is continuing well and we are confident to complete on the planned date, 21 January 2021.” concluded the Free State Department of Education.