Two year group ‘bubbles’ have been told to stay at home due to coronavirus cases at their Stoke-on-Trent school.
Parents of Year 3 pupils at Sandon Primary Academy, in Meir, were informed earlier today that they would have to self-isolate after one of their classmates tested positive.
Then this evening, another case came to light, which means nursery children will also have to stay at home.
However, the Normacot Grange Road school says it will continue to remain open for other year groups.
Any child who then develops symptoms is told to quarantine for 10 days to help prevent the spread of the virus.
In a letter to parents, informing of the Year 3 case, principal Rachel Beckett said: “We have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for Covid-19.
“We know that you may find this concerning but 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.
“The number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.
“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain.”
A number of schools across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire have now reported coronavirus cases, with 17 alone in the past week.