Staff covid cases shut Netherfield Primary School

 Staff covid cases shut Netherfield Primary School

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A Gedling borough school has closed after staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Netherfield Primary School will now close for two days after members of the school staff tested positive for the virus.

A letter to parents on Wednesday (October 14) said the decision to close was taken as ‘a precautionary measure’.

Sent by Jon Crone, headmaster of Netherfield Primary School, he said: “On Wednesday afternoon, (14th October) we were informed that two members of the Trust’s
workforce had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Due to their role, these colleagues have identified a significant number of our teaching staff as close contacts.

The colleagues were not in direct contact with children. However, after consultation with the
Department for Education Covid-19 helpline, we have taken the difficult decision to shut the school on Thursday 15th October and Friday 16th October.

The headmaster added: “We regret the concern and inconvenience that this will cause. The decision has not been taken easily, rather it is a pre-cautionary measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both children and staff at Netherfield Primary. This must be our overriding priority.”

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