Two coronavirus cases confirmed at Ringwood School

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A “small number” of children at Ringwood School have been asked to self-isolate (photo: Google)

RINGWOOD School has revealed two people within “the school community” have tested positive for Covid-19.

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In a statement released this morning, the school did not state if they were pupils or teachers, and revealed one result happened Wednesday, with another confirmed case this morning.

“Two separate bubbles within the school have been affected,” it added. “The school have been in close contact with the Department for Education and Public Health England, and those students identified as ‘close-contacts’ have been provided with remote learning and sent home to self-isolate.

“The school remains open and operating as normal to all other students.”

In a letter sent to parents on Thursday, the school added: “We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for Covid 19.

“Please note that this is unconnected to yesterday’s case and, as such, it is considered an isolated case by our local public health team. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.”

The letter continued: “The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”

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