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Students at Bilbrook CE Middle School told to self-isolate after positive coronavirus case

By Thomas Parkes | South Staffordshire | Coronavirus | Published:

A school near Wolverhampton has urged students in a year group to self-isolate after one positive coronavirus case was confirmed.

Leaders at Bilbrook CE Middle School, on Bilbrook Road in Bilbrook, said pupils in the Year 8 age group should self-isolate as per Government rules.

Pupils in the year group should stay at home until September 17 before returning a day later if they are free of symptoms.

Executive headteacher Alun Harding and headteacher Andrew Tilley, who wrote the letter, said the school would remain open.

A letter to parents in the Year 5, 6 and 7 age groups said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide on how to support your child.

"Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness. The school remains open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal.

"We will keep this under review."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Senior Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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