A group of 70 children have been told to self-isolate after a confirmed case of Covid-19 at a Nuneaton secondary school.
in a statement issued to Coventry Live, Higham Lane has confirmed that a Year 9 student has tested positive for coronavirus.
As a result, it has asked 70 Year 9 pupls to stay at home for 14 days.
But the rest of the school remains open to all other pupils.
This is the second confirmed case of Covid-19 at the Shanklin Drive-based school since the new term started in September.
What the statement says
“Higham Lane School can confirm that a Year 9 student at the School has tested positive for Covid-19. Our first thoughts are with the student and any family members affected and we hope they will make a rapid recovery.
“It is also our priority to protect or maintain the confidentiality of the student involved.
“In line with advice from Public Health England, we have reviewed all possible close contacts. We have consequently asked 70 Year 9 students to remain at home for 14 days from the last day of contact with the student, to self-isolate. These students will return to school on Thursday, 22 October.
“The school remains safe and open to all other students (apart from Year 12 and 13 students, who will return on 19 October) to continue attending as normal.
“Our absolute priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. We have followed the guidance from the Department for Education and Public Health Warwickshire in full. This has minimised the risk to other students and staff.”
As reported in our newsletter there were, as of this morning (October 14) more than 1,600 children and staff self-isolating after positive coronavirus cases across Warwickshire.
That figure is lkely to be higher following the announcement from Higham Lane today and also a school in Rugby.
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