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Coronavirus: Second pupil tests positive at Snettisham Primary School




A second pupil at a West Norfolk village school has tested positive for coronavirus, officials have confirmed this morning.

Twenty-eight other children and three members of staff have been sent home from the Snettisham Primary School to isolate following confirmation of the case.

Officials say they will remain away from the site until next Tuesday, October 20. The child who tested positive had already been isolating prior to confirmation of the positive test result.

Coronavirus news
Coronavirus news

Executive headteacher Louise Jackson said pupils had been reminded of the importance of handwashing and using sanitizer.

She added: "Our school remains open and all our other students should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."

The school has also announced that the bubble of pupils who were told to self-isolate following its first Covid-19 case earlier this month has returned to classes, with none showing any symptoms of the infection.

Snettisham Primary School
Snettisham Primary School

Ms Jackson said: “We are grateful for all the support from our families, staff and pupils, particularly in following guidance sent home and for helping with remote learning.

"We understand parents might be worried but we want to assure them the measures we have taken to date are in line with government advice and guidelines and we are continuing to work with Public Health England and Norfolk County Council.”

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

Snettisham Primary is a member of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, which also runs the Springwood High School in Lynn, where three students have tested positive for the virus so far this term .



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