Foundation children at a primary school in Milton Keynes are now self-isolating after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Broughton Fields Primary School contacted parents on Saturday (26/9) to inform them that one of the school's midday supervisors, who supported Foundation children with their lunches, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Due to the close contact the supervisor has potentially had with the children, the school has since been advised by Public Health England that both Foundation classes must be closed for the next week as a precaution.
The letter to parents states that the affected staff member had not been in school since Monday (21/9) meaning that the children must remain off school until next Monday (5/9) which marks two weeks since possible contact with the affected person.
It also states that any other children in the household can continue their everyday activities, including going to school. The Headteacher, Mr Nick Hearn, adds that this guidance "may appear confusing but these are clear instructions from Public Health England".
He concludes: "I know that for many of you, this will be a huge inconvenience and we would not have done this had we had any other choice."