Children at York primary school asked to self-isolate after pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Haxby Road Primary School. Photograph © Google Street View
11 Oct 2020 @ 7.49 pm
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Young children are to be kept at home for ten days after a classmate tested positive for coronavirus.

Parents of children in nursery and reception at Haxby Road Primary School were sent a letter today (Sunday, 11 October) informing them of the situation.

It says: “Regrettably, there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within our school.

“As your child has shared the same ‘bubble’ with the affected case your child must now stay at home and self-isolate.”

Those affected will be allowed back into school on Wednesday, 21 October.

The letter says other members of the household can continue as normal during the child’s self-isolation.

And there is no need for anyone to be tested for Covid-19.

The school remains open for other bubble groups as normal.

It comes two days after another York primary school, Burton Green, confirmed that a member of the school community had tested positive.

A small number of children who had been in contact with the individual concerned were asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days.