York school has a confirmed coronavirus case – Sixth form to self-isolate for 14 days

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18 Sep 2020 @ 5.31 pm
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One of York’s biggest schools has a confirmed coronavirus case.

Fulford School today (Friday) wrote to parents to let them know a student has tested positive for Covid-19.

The letter states: “The confirmed case occurred in the sixth form.

“Students in the sixth form bubble will now self-isolate. They will not return to school for a total of 14 days since they last had possible contact in school with the confirmed case.

Fulford School. Photograph: YorkMix

“This means they will not return until 28th September.”

Parents are reassured that “for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness”.

It goes on: “The school remains open for all year groups 7 to 11 and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.”

What to do if your child develops symptoms

If your child develops symptoms of Covid-19, they must not go to school and should remain at home for at least ten days from the date when their symptoms appeared.

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via this website or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘support bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

More information here.