A member of staff has been struck down with coronavirus at a primary school.
Parents whose children attend St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy, in Bucknall, received the news in a letter today.
It is addressed to pupils in the ‘years one and two bubble’ at the Aylesbury Road school.
Now affected pupils have been told to stay off school tomorrow and self-isolate until Wednesday, November 25.
In the letter, principal Zoe Cooper said: “We have been informed today that one of our staff in your child’s class bubble has a confirmed case of Covid-19.
“I appreciate that this is a worrying time for us all but can reassure you that we are in direct contact with Public Health England and acting on its advice.
“Public Health England advises that if your child is well at the end of the 14-day 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.
“In the meantime, we continue to pray for the continued safety and wellbeing of all within our school community.”