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The Minster School in Southwell confirms one students tests positive for coronavirus

A Southwell school has confirmed one of its students has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Minster School said all families who need to keep their child at home have been informed. They will need to self-isolate until Thursday, September 24.

The Minster School.
The Minster School.

The school's website said: "The school has been informed of a confirmed coronavirus case today. This means we must take immediate action to send home members of the school community who may have been in close contact with the student.

"We are acting on the advice of Public Health England.

"The number being asked to self-isolate has been kept to the smallest number we can within guidance and the vast majority of students will be able to continue attending school.

"If you have not received a specific email telling you to keep your child at home, they should continue to attend.

"All families have received a more general email including a letter from Public Health about the situation and their advice. (It can be found on the school's website.)

"We have been pleased to welcome back students in recent weeks and are disappointed to be compelled to take this action at such an early stage in the term.

"Those students working from home will be supported with online teaching and resources."

It comes after Lowe's Wong Junior School in Southwell confirmed a case on September 11, sending 31 of its students home. The Robert Miles Junior School in Bingham also confirmed a case on September 8 and sent staff and pupils potentially exposed to the virus home.

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