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Students self-isolating after second coronavirus case at Hounsdown School

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It's the second case reported at Hounsdown School this week
It's the second case reported at Hounsdown School this week

A GROUP of students has been told to self-isolate after a second case of Covid-19 was revealed at Hounsdown School in Totton.

on Monday. However, the school in Jacobs Gutter Lane, which has about 1,230 pupils, has said the two infections are unrelated.reportedIt comes after the first instance was

Pupils were not required to self-isolate after the initial case but in a letter sent to parents, yesterday (Thursday), head teacher Julie Turvey said the second one will this time require some students to remain at home for the next 14 days.

Those affected were due to receive a letter last night, and those children who did not could “attend school as normal”.

Ms Turvey said: “Unfortunately, given the national situation at present positive cases are being reported in schools on a regular basis, with some schools having multiple cases, including local schools.

“As a school we are doing everything that we can to ensure that our health and safety control measures protect our students and staff.”

Ms Turvey asked parents to “continue to support us” to keep their child at home if they became unwell.

and Public Health England latest advice for schools in managing a positive Covid-19 case,” she said.Department for Education“We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are taking further action in line with

“Our actions include undertaking further deep cleaning of any risk areas. This is in addition to the rigorous daily cleaning programme we already have in place which routinely exceeds the government requirement for schools during the pandemic.”

Hounsdown’s second infection was reported the same day Noadswood School, in Dibden Purlieu, also revealed a positive case, although no pupils were required to self-isolate there.

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