Parents have been informed of another coronavirus case at their children’s school – and no ‘additional’ pupils are having to self-isolate.
Haywood Academy revealed that a ‘member of our school community’ had tested positive for Covid-19 in a letter to parents this week.
It does not reveal whether the case involves a pupil or a member of staff. But a number of parents say the affected person is a year 11 pupil.
Now the Burslem school has revealed it is working with Public Health England and Stoke-on-Trent City Council following the latest case.
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In a letter to parents, principal Mike Dawes said: “I understand that during these unprecedented times hearing this news may in itself be concerning or unsettling.
“For this reason, I am writing to reassure you that all necessary steps have been taken by the academy to minimise risk and limit the impact of this confirmed positive case on other members of our academy community.
“Due to the application of our risk strategy, including following all recommendations regarding suspected cases and recommended self-isolation periods, we are in a position where no additional members of our community are required to self-isolate in relation to this case. The academy remains open and your child should attend as normal.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England and our local public health team.”