HORDLE Primary School has reported its second case of Covid-19 in three weeks, with close contacts urged to self-isolate.
The positive test result was announced today (Tuesday) by Fiona Adams, headteacher of the institution in Hordle Lane, with the person involved described simply as “a member of Team Hordle”.
A spokesperson for the school declined to comment on whether the individual was a pupil or a member of staff.
Pupils and staff within the bubble affected have been told to stay at home for 14 days.
Mrs Adams said: “We can confirm that a member of Team Hordle has tested positive for Covid-19 at Hordle CE (VA) Primary School.
“Children and staff who share a bubble with this individual were informed immediately and advised to self-isolate for a period of 14 days as per the Department for Education’s guidelines.”
The school’s coronavirus procedures include regular handwashing and sanitising throughout the day, staggered class times to facilitate extra cleaning, with the pupil toilets also cleaned three times per day.
Parents are also urged not to send their children in if they are displaying virus symptoms, and will be called to collect them, along with any siblings, if they become symptomatic.
Staff who develop symptoms during the day will also be told to leave the school, book a test and isolate for at least 10 days.
As reported in the A&T, Hordle Primary School’s first positive Covid case was reported on 23rd October. However, within three days, a bubble of pupils initially told to self-isolate were informed they no longer needed to following advice from Public Health England.
Today’s announcement comes after Ringwood School in Parsonage Barn Lane confirmed a third case of coronavirus during the past week.
Headteacher Leanne Symonds was forced to release a statement rubbishing claims on social media that a year group assembly held to remind youngsters of Covid-safe practices was responsible for the spread.
This came after two other people within the Ringwood School community tested positive for the virus last month, causing two separate bubbles to self-isolate.
Other schools affected by positive cases include The Arnewood School in New Milton and Hounsdown and Testwood in Totton.