A deep clean is underway at a Bedworth secondary school after a confirmed positive coronavirus case.
Nicholas Chamberlaine has posted a letter onto its website which explains to parents about an ‘isolated’ case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the school community.
It states that the school remains open but a deep clean is taking place in order to protect staff and students.
The letter from Justin Creasey and Mark Bland, who are joint heads at the large school, also stresses that all students identified as close contacts to the positive case have been sent home to self-isolate.
The school is the first confirmed in Bedworth to have a case of Covid-19.
But it is at least the sixth school in the borough to have a positive case since the start of the new term in September.
Warwickshire County Council, which is responsible for public health in the area, confirmed there has been a positive Covid-19 case a t Our Lady and St Joseph’s Catholic Academy.
There has also been a case at the Nuneaton Academy, which was forced to tell all of its Year 8 pupils to go home after one tested positive for the virus.
Health bosses and school officials at Chetwynd Junior School also had a positive case and said that all those who have been in close contact with the pupil have been told to self-isolate for 14 days as per national guidlines.
In fact, according to data from the Public Health England coronavirus dashboard, cases in Coventry rose by 272 while in Warwickshire the figure rose by 216.
This means. collectively, there has been 488 confirmed across the region from September 18 to September 24.
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