Student tests positive for coronavirus at Devon college

A college in Devon has told a number of students to isolate after a positive coronavirus case on the campus was confirmed.

Clyst Vale Community College said a child has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning some pupils are now required to self-isolate for several days.

In a letter seen by DevonLive, the college’s Principal, Kevin Bawn, confirmed the coronavirus case today (November 9).

The letter reads: “We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (Covid-19) at Clyst Vale Community College.

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

Kevin Bawn, principal, Clyst Vale Community College
Kevin Bawn, principal, Clyst Vale Community College

“In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday, November 20.

“If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

“Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

“I appreciate that this may well be both annoying and inconvenient, but please be assured that I have explored all other options with the guidance and in discussion with health protection agencies, and this is the only safe course of action.”

In the latest coronavirus figures for Devon, released yesterday, the numbers around Pennsylvania & University in Exeter – which was previously the worst-affected area in Devon – are now at 26 – a drop of two from Saturday.

St James’s Park & Hoopern is now on 24 – a rise of three from Saturday.

The numbers show 24 new cases in in East Devon, 11 in Exeter, six in Mid Devon, 14 in North Devon, four in South Hams, 16 in Teignbridge, 45 in Torbay, three in Torridge and 11 in West Devon.

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