Another school sends pupils home after positive coronavirus case

A primary school in Devon is sending pupils home and recommending they self-isolate following a positive coronavirus case.

DevonLive has seen an email distributed to parents at St Andrews Primary School in Cullompton providing details of the positive test.

It reveals that somebody at the school has tested positive for Covid-19.

It did not indicate if they were a pupil, teacher or school employee.

St Andrew’s Primary School in Cullompton
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The email says the school has identified which pupils may have been in contacted with the child that tested positive and, ‘in line with the national guidance’, has urged them to self-isolate for 12 days from the date it was sent.

“We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive of coronavirus (COVID-19) at St Andrew’s Primary School,” the email says.

“We have followed the national guidance and identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person.

“In line with the national guidance, your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Monday, 23rd November 2020.”

St Andrews Primary School has been contacted for further information.

The email goes on to say that the pupil can return if they are not feeling any effects of Covid-19 after the isolation period.

It says other members of the household do not have to self-isolate unless they feel unwell.

It also recommends children self-isolating for 10 days if they start to feel unwell.

A primary school in Barnstaple sent the majority of its children home to isolate earlier today after two staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Yeo Valley Primary School in Barnstaple was left with no choice after tracing close contacts of the members of staff, the executive head of the school said.

It means 180 children were sent home.

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