Another Plymouth school confirms a positive coronavirus case

Yet another Plymouth school has reported a positive case of coronavirus.

In an email from Devonport High School for Boys, which PlymouthLive has seen, the school informs parents that there has been a confirmed case of the virus.

They further outline in the letter how parents can provide support to their child.

The school has also contacted those who have been directly affected, who will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

PlymouthLive understands the school will still remain open.

The letter reads: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Devonport High School for Boys community.

“We 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.

“Families who are directly affected by this situation have already been contacted with advice about self-isolating, if appropriate.

“The school remains open and, providing your child remains well, they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.”

Other schools with confirmed coronavirus cases this week

Earlier today, Plymstock School headteacher Rob Pearsall informed parents that “a member of our school community in Year 9 has tested positive for COVID-19”.

As a result, some year 9 students have been asked to stay home and self-isolate for the next 14 days, PlymouthLive understands.

On Tuesday, November 10, Marlborough Primary Academy in Devonport became the latest school to partially close due to coronavirus.

In an email to some parents, staff confirm there has been a positive case of coronavirus at the school and ask parents to keep their children at home to self-isolate until November 19, 2020.

Parents were also alerted to the news on the school’s ‘ClassDojo,’ online learning platform.

PlymouthLive understands c

hildren in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are required to self isolate, but the school remains open for children in foundation and years 1 and 2 (also known as Key Stage 1).

In an email to parents and carers, which PlymouthLive understands has been sent to parents of children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, staff say: “I am writing to let you know that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until 19 November 2020.

“If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

“Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.”

PlymouthLive also understands there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus at All Saints Church of England Academy in Pennycross.

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