Exeter school confirms positive coronavirus case

An Exeter school has told pupils to self-isolate after a positive case of coronavirus was recorded.

St Peter’s Church of England School in Quarry Lane issued a letter to parents of year 11 pupils.

Students and staff who have made contact with the case have already been informed.

Last week, all year nine pupils and any year group who used the 976 bus were told to self-isolate.

In a letter to parents issued today (October 14), head teacher Phil Randall said: “In the spirit of keeping everyone aware of current school news, I have attached a letter which has gone out to Year 11 Parents regarding a positive Covid test.

“Students and staff who may have had contact with the positive case have been made aware.

“This is for your information only and you do not need to take any further action.

“I am sure that none of us wish to be a spreader of Covid-19 and also recognise that self isolating can be a challenge that takes discipline to keep our community as safe as possible.

“I am sending this message as a reminder to reassure all of our community that everyone is clear regarding all of our responsibilities about self-isolation.”

New figures out today show that Exeter continues to have far more Covid-19 cases than the rest of Devon.

Most are centered around the Pennsylvania & University area, although Central Exeter and St James’s Park and Hoopern also have high figures.

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