Published: 15:26, 09 November 2020
| Updated: 15:59, 09 November 2020
A class of 30 children at Barming Primary School in Maidstone has been told to stay at home and self -isolate after one of their number tested positive for Covid 19.
Head teacher Chris Laker wrote to parents today advising them those children who needed to stay at home had been informed individually, but that other children should continue to go to class, while parents should at the same time remain watchful for any symptoms of the virus.
Mr Laker said the school had been contacted by Public Health England. The child's mother had developed symptoms of Covid and as a result the family had been tested. The child was not displaying any symptoms of the virus, but nevertheless tested positive.
Mr Laker said: "We have followed all the advice from Public Health England. The children in the child's bubble have been asked to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days, from their last contact which was Friday, along with the class teacher and classroom assistant.
"They will not be at school for the next two weeks."
The school in Belmont Close has just over 400 pupils and was rated Good in its last Ofsted inspection.