Published: 11:37, 06 October 2020
| Updated: 11:45, 06 October 2020
Another school has fallen victim to the virus after a Year 13 student tested positive for coronavirus.
The Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, in Maidstone Road, Rochester , have asked 65 students to self-isolate following the outbreak.
No staff members have been asked to isolate while 120 other Year 13 students were allowed to return to school in line with government guidance.
A statement by the Leigh Academies Trust who run the school said: "Working closely with the Department of Education we undertook a risk assessment of the situation and asked Year 13 students to remain at home on Monday, October 5, as a precaution whilst we identified close contacts of the confirmed case.
"Having completed that exercise we notified parents of those students in the affected classes and those that has close contact with the student to self isolate for the next 14 days to reduce the risk of cross transmission.
"All affected areas of the school have been deep cleaned in line with the current guidance which has meant the school could stay open to other students.
"Staff and parents have been informed of the case and we will continue to update them as the situation develops."
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