Two reception classes at Wyre Forest school self-isolating after Covid case
Pupils in two reception classes at a West Midlands school have been told to self-isolate after a positive case of coronavirus.
Burlish Park Primary School, in Stourport-on-Severn, sent a letter to parents yesterday informing them of the positive Covid-19 case.
The letter says: "We have been in touch with Public Health England as there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.
"As a result of this, two reception classes have been shut down and all reception children must self-isolate until Saturday 19 September, returning to school on Monday 21 September.
"The rest of the family do not need to self-isolate and siblings should attend school as normal, unless they display symptoms.
"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 advice on how to support your child.
"Please be reassured that for more people, coronavirus will be a mild illness."
It is not yet known if it is a staff member of pupil who has coronavirus.
Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said: “An individual from Burlish Park Primary School has tested positive for Covid-19.
"This case was quickly identified, and the school is being supported by Public Health. Additional measures have been put in place to protect the school and help minimise any further disruption. The bubble which contains 60 reception children is now self-isolating for 14 days in line with guidance and will continue their learning through remote access.”
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