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.
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.
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’.