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UPDATED: YEAR 9 STUDENTS TOLD TO SELF-ISOLATE FOLLOWING POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT

Year 9 students at Christ the King College in Newport are being sent home to self-isolate following confirmation that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Parents are being asked to collect their children from the school today (Tuesday), or give permission to allow them to leave school early before the end of the day.

Public Health England have provided advice to the school following the positive coronavirus test result.

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In an email to parents, staff at Christ the King have said that they understand parents may find the news concerning, but that they are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

If you are happy for your child to make their own way home, you should email [email protected] with the name of your child, their form, date of birth and your postcode, giving them permission to leave.

Matthew Quinn, Executive Headteacher of Christ the King College, has said in a letter to parents:

“We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

“Children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days. The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.

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What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 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’.

Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

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Hayley
Hayley
8 months ago

Lets just hope the pupils do go home and self isolate and not wander around the streets with their friends thinking its a holiday!!!!!

Suzie
Suzie
Reply to  Hayley
8 months ago

They won’t care McDonald’s is the hang out.

bored of covid news.
bored of covid news.
8 months ago

hand wringing teachers that are happy to be supping ale in a pub and crowded on a beach, but one kid gets a virus in an overly socially distanced and sanitised setting and they all go into a blind sheeple panic – because they blindly follow what they are told by the MPs and the media.

children get flu, they pass it on to each other, they pass it on to older people – people die of flu – is the world shut down -no, does the flu vaccine work – in only 50% of the last decade – are we panicking because the flu vaccine isn’t effective for 100% of people – no
so why are we will still seeing such a wild eyed panic over this.

John Gullible
John Gullible
Reply to  bored of covid news.
8 months ago

It’s not the flu for a start.
Teachers did not decide to send the year home, PHE did.
Ignorance is bliss.

Lady Longdown
Lady Longdown
Reply to  John Gullible
8 months ago

Teachers’ unions kicked up a sh#tstorm about going back to the little darlings, though, didn’t they? Government threatened to make unions banned for state schools, as unions are banned in the Police and Armed Forces. All paid by the state. Very persuasive tool it is to have the power to not pay someone. In the end we will nearly all buckle down and do as we are told because we always have, and we’re not French. (Sadly…) Not ignorance. Fact.

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  bored of covid news.
8 months ago

Get over your self and obey the rules .. or do you not care about yourself family and friends !

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Johnjay
8 months ago

jonjay no I won’t be obeying anyone…I am not a servant or slave.

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  greedy nature wreckers
8 months ago

Yep the world needs more people like you – law breakers …

sheeple
sheeple
Reply to  Johnjay
8 months ago

yes jonhjay – Baaaaaaaaa do as you are told sheeple

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  bored of covid news.
8 months ago

It’s attitude like yours is why the virus is spreading knib

Lady Longdown
Lady Longdown
Reply to  Old bean
8 months ago

I need some more knibs for my Osmiroid fountain pen, Old Bean. You seem to know where they are. Let me know, please. Regards.

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Old bean
8 months ago

no old bean..it is attitudes like yours that perpetuates the gullible sheep mentality …people have the right to freedom and everyone has the right to hide away indoors if they are so worried…I will be out and about just like last time..I am not being spoon fed this tripe by the government.

1500 a week die from smoking..no lockdown of non smokers just in case.

gullible panicky mugs

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  greedy nature wreckers
8 months ago

Non smokers wouldn’t die

Sid
Sid
Reply to  greedy nature wreckers
8 months ago

Biggest load of crap i have ever heard! smoking is not a pandemic smoking is a choice!!! The only mug here is you!!!!

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis
Reply to  bored of covid news.
8 months ago

Grow up accept the undoubted fact that Covid 19 is real, yes symptoms can be mild but they can be anything upto and including DEATH. It is important that people act responsibly. Also stop hiding behind a silly made-up name.

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Christopher Davis
8 months ago

who cares….death is a risk of life..get over it.

Sid
Sid
Reply to  greedy nature wreckers
8 months ago

Yes death is a risk of life! But let’s prolong it as long as possible hey Mr morbid!!!

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  greedy nature wreckers
8 months ago

Bet you’re a real pleasure to know

Sid
Sid
Reply to  bored of covid news.
8 months ago

Your talking straight out of your backside!!! None of this is any teachers disision.

Mr justice
Mr justice
8 months ago

Dont waste your time my friend, I’ve done all this for months. The sheeple just dont want to know. So, sit back and watch the plandemic unfold.

jon choo
jon choo
Reply to  Mr justice
8 months ago

More people are becoming aware, now is the time to inform people of the truth.
 

Last edited 8 months ago by jon choo
Tam jay
Tam jay
8 months ago

Did this kid use public transport and if so what number bus and what time to and from school!

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  Tam jay
8 months ago

Very true statement

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  Tam jay
8 months ago

No he walks to school

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  Johnjay
8 months ago

This wasn’t a flippant remark he actually does walk to school as he isn’t far away

Real Islander
Real Islander
8 months ago

Of course it is common this time of year that flu cases go up, when the children go back to school. Welcome to your new Ab-Normal. Better known by its traditional name of tyranny.
 
 

Last edited 8 months ago by Real Islander
Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis
Reply to  Real Islander
8 months ago

Grow up face facts Covid 19 is very real ask the families who have lost family members because of it. Stop hiding behind a made up name!!!

Mrs brown
Mrs brown
Reply to  Christopher Davis
8 months ago

How about asking the families that have had a death certificate forged? Extremely angry I would imagine to learn that their loved one in fact did not die of covid! Must be something to hide if they feel the need to forge a legal document!

John Gullible
John Gullible
Reply to  Mrs brown
8 months ago

I accept and sympathise that you know of one case of a badly written death certificate. I hope you raise it with the proper channels and wish you luck with sorting this.

Please however do not let that hinder your view that there is a virus out there which has killed nearly 1,000,000 people and left many with long term conditions.

People need to take the simple steps to protect themselves and please don’t ignore this virus.

Sue Evans
Sue Evans
Reply to  Real Islander
8 months ago

Tyranny, you say. Hmmm…..and for what purpose, exactly? Why?

Lady Longdown
Lady Longdown
Reply to  Real Islander
8 months ago

‘New normal’ = New Fascism. Probably fact… Regards, Lady Longdown.

Old bean
Old bean
8 months ago

Children shouldn’t of gone back to school appreciate to hard for parents etc but children won’t keep distances crazy opening schools and crazy opening restaurants and pubs eat out to help out should of been called eat out to spread virus

John Gullible
John Gullible
Reply to  Old bean
8 months ago

I totally agree Old Bean.

We have children back at two different schools. Over 1,300+ schools in UK (over 4%) already have confirmed Covid19 cases just a week after opening.

It’s spreading in schools and soon it will be in most.

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  John Gullible
8 months ago

Glad you agree some people slate me for talking the truth (truth hurts)

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Old bean
8 months ago

on a pension are you old bean….not having your income affected by lockdown….selfish older generation happy to impoverish younger people though aren’t you.

Fed up
Fed up
8 months ago

Not at all surprising. Just travelled on 1640 Number 8 from Ryde. Two Ryde High pupils, 1 male, 1 female from Commodore to St Helens, upper deck, front right seats. No face coverings. If they want the virus they are welcome to it, others don’t. If you go to Ryde High be warned.

Shush
Shush
Reply to  Fed up
8 months ago

Paha

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Fed up
8 months ago

Why aren’t the bus drivers enforcing it or get them off the bus! They’re old enough to know better.

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Smithy
8 months ago

enforemcent is the police’s job not public transport workers

Lesley
Lesley
8 months ago

Am I the only one who feels like we are sacrificing the elderly to let the young do what they want regardless of the covid-19 virus

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  Lesley
8 months ago

Well said good statement

greedy nature wreckers
greedy nature wreckers
Reply to  Lesley
8 months ago

aren’t I the only one who thinks we are sacrificing the younger generations future to let elderly wander around regardless of covid

ashleigh
ashleigh
8 months ago

As I have said, many children caught a cold within days of returning back to school
 
So as CV is much more infectious, clearly soon many will bring this home and likely some will kill vulnerable parents and Grand parents. A terrible pressure if that should occur as the guilt for a child would be too unfair to bear on young minds. Let’s hope that never happens.
 
I do understand those who say there seems more to this than we are told, and HMG will use this to shape our future life now in a concerning way.
 
All we can do is rebel if this is found out to be too OTT, but must give benefit of our growing serious doubt atm imo.

ron
ron
8 months ago

Cannot understand why Island Echo keeps removing my comments perhaps they think this is China
and we are not allowed free speech.

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