Yorkshire Coast primary school pupil tests positive for Covid-19 - group of youngsters are asked to self-isolate

Children at another Bridlington primary school have been told to stay home after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 12:56 pm
Updated Friday, 25th September 2020, 1:00 pm

A group of youngsters at Martongate Primary School have been asked not to come into school and to self-isolate.

David Carruthers, the school's headteacher, said: “We have received confirmation that a pupil has tested positive for coronavirus.

“In line with Public Health England guidance the affected individual has now entered self-isolation.

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“We have advised anyone who came into close contact with the pupil to enter self-isolation for 14 days, in line with government guidance.

“Parents and staff have been informed and we will continue to keep them up to date with any further actions.

“We look forward to welcoming back the children and staff within the affected bubble at the end of their self-isolation period."

Last week, parents at Our Lady and St Peter Catholic Primary School in Bridlington received a letter to say a small number of children who had been in direct prolonged contact with a confirmed case of the disease would be staying home for 14 days.

As reported previously, some youngsters at Bridlington’s Quay Academy were sent home after a pupil in Year 3 tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement from the academy’s Principal, Caroline Broadhead, said: “In line with the Department for Education and Public Health England’s advice, all children and staff in the bubble affected are now self-isolating and return to school on September 28."