Children told to quarantine after coronavirus case confirmed at East Riding primary school

A case of coronavirus has been confirmed within a Bridlington primary school.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 8:35 am
Updated Monday, 21st September 2020, 8:40 am
Some children at a Bridlington school have been told to stay at home

Our Lady and St Peter Catholic Primary School wrote to parents about the news in a letter dated Saturday.

The letter said the small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying home for 14 days.

It also said: "The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well."

As reported last week, 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 28.2

And children in Year 4 of Filey Junior School were asked not to come in last Monday after a member of staff tested positive for the disease.

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