Published: 20:18, 23 September 2020
| Updated: 20:59, 23 September 2020
A Kent grammar school has instructed a "small number" of pupils to self-isolate after it confirmed a case of Covid-19.
Maidstone Grammar School wrote to parents and carers to notify them today.
A small number of children are believed to have been in "direct prolonged contact" with the confirmed case.
Each affected will now receive an individual letter instructing them to stay home and self-isolate for two weeks, the school said.
It comes just three weeks after the school in Barton Road reopened to students.
In a letter headmaster Mark Tomkins wrote: "We have been advised by Public Health England to notify you that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
"We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and working closely with Public Health England."
"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 at home for 14 days.
"If, in the future, we have another positive case it is our intention to text the parents of the students identified as ‘being in contact’ and this will be followed up by a ParentMail letter which gives you more details of timelines and instructions."
The school further advised if your child develops symptoms of Covid-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least ten days from the date when their symptoms appeared.