Published: 16:20, 22 November 2020
| Updated: 16:23, 22 November 2020
A school year group must self-isolate following a confirmed case of coronavirus.
The year one ‘bubble’ of Coxheath Primary School in Maidstone came into “close contact” with a pupil who tested positive for the virus last week.
Parents were told this weekend their children must work from home starting tomorrow (November 23) and, should they not develop symptoms, return on December 2.
In a letter seen by KentOnline headteacher Giacomo Mazza wrote: “We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus and we have made the decision to close the whole year group.
“We have followed the national guidance and have identified that Year 1 has been in close contact with the infected pupil.
“Due to this contact, all staff in the year group are self isolating so learning will be online.
“If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, they can return to usual activities.”
The letter goes on to explain members of the same household can continue normal activities provided the child remains symptom-free during self-isolation.
It comes after swathes of schools across the county have followed the same procedure.
Mr Mazza’s letter continued: “We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family but am sure you agree it is vital to remain safe at this time.”