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Coronavirus: pupil tests positive at primary school and 12 self-isolating

A pupil at a West Norfolk primary school has received a positive Covid-19 test today, while 12 others are self-isolating.

Snettisham Primary School has stated the child was displaying symptoms on Tuesday and remained at home before being tested on Wednesday.

Headteacher Louise Jackson confirmed that following consultation with Public Health England, three members of staff and nine children have been sent home to isolate until Tuesday, October 13.

Snettisham Primary School
Snettisham Primary School

"The children and staff who were in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 have been asked to stay at home," Ms Jackson said. "But the rest of the school remains open and all our other students should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."

Parents have been advised that lessons at home will continue each day for those isolating with daily English, Maths and foundation subjects from Snettisham Primary's curriculum.

The school has said cleaning has been an important ongoing process but the affected pupil's classroom has been a particular focus and has been deep-cleaned today.

Pupils at the school have also been reminded of the importance of washing their hands and using hand sanitiser.

Mrs Jackson added: "We know that parents may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England."

Two cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed at Springwood High School as previously reported by the Lynn News.

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