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Pupils at Aldridge School self-isolating after positive coronavirus test

By Jordan Reynolds | Aldridge | Coronavirus | Published:

Pupils at a Walsall school are self-isolating after a positive coronavirus test.

The entrance to Aldridge school. Photo: Google

Aldridge School sent a letter to parents on Thursday saying a Year 7 pupil had tested positive for Covid-19, but has not been in school this week.

In the letter headteacher Ian Bryant says: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Year 7.

"The student concerned has not been in school this week.

"We have taken advice and our local Walsall Public Health team have been able to identify the specific students who need to self-isolate and they have been informed."

The school is one of around 20 in the four Black Country boroughs to have been affected by coronavirus cases since schools reopened last week.

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The letter continued: "We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

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"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

"Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.

"The school remains open and we are following strict hygiene measures.

"Following a robust assessment of risks your child does not need to isolate at this time. Providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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