Pupils sent home and households asked to isolate after positive Covid case at infant school
A GROUP of pupils at Pennington Infant School have been sent home after a positive Covid-19 test was confirmed.
Parents of children in a class bubble found to have been in close contact with the single positive case have been advised by the school to isolate their households for 10 days until 30th March.
Head teacher Bev Seed told the A&T: “I can confirm we were made aware this morning that one individual member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19.
“As a result, one class bubble is self-isolating and will be supported with remote learning during this time.
“Public Health England has confirmed that the school is not required to take any further action, and we are open and operating as usual.”
In a letter to parents, Ms Seed urged families to stay at home to “reduce the overall amount of infection that could be passed on to others in the community”.
She wrote: “Household members should not go to work, school or public areas, and exercise should be taken within the home.
“If your child is well at the end of the 10-day period of self-isolation, then they can return to their usual activities and attend school as normal.”