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Pupils at St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Sittingbourne, self-isolate after child tests positive for Covid-19

A group of pupils and teachers have been told to self-isolate after a Year 6 child tested positive for coronavirus.

A letter was sent to parents of children at St Peter's Catholic Primary School in West Ridge, Sittingbourne, after staff were informed of the case yesterday.

St Peter's Catholic Primary School in West Ridge, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google
St Peter's Catholic Primary School in West Ridge, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google

The school is run and managed by the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership.

A spokesman for the trust said they wish the pupil a speedy recovery.

It said: "We have had a confirmed case of Covid-19 involving one of our Year 6 pupils within St Peter’s.

"Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

"The pupil has only been in close contact with pupils and members of staff within the school’s Year 6 bubble.

"All pupils and staff members within this bubble have already been advised to remain at home to self-isolate for the next 14 days, as a precaution, in line with the advice we have received from Public Health England."

The statement acknowledged parents would feel concerned- but reassured them staff are "working closely" with Public Health England.

They went on to say the school will continue to operate as normal, outside of the bubble which has been isolated, within the 'Covid-secure' guidance.

A spokesman confirmed there is one class in the year group, meaning the whole year has been advised to self-isolate.

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