Dozens of youngsters at a Gedling school have been asked to self-isolate after a confirmed case of Covid-19.
Pupils in Year 3 at Stanhope Primary School on Keyworth Road have been told to self-isolate at home for 14 days following a positive Covid test.
An email to parents says: “Unfortunately we have had a positive case of Covid-19 in school.
“Children from Y3 MUST self-isolate from 14 days from today (October 16). If they display ANY symptoms they MUST get tested.
“Please do not send your child into school today.”
Amanda Richards, Head teacher at Stanhope Primary School, said: “We are strictly following all national government public health guidance. We will continue to do so, making sure that appropriate measures and processes are always in place, to stop the virus from spreading.
“We have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 this week, and have sent a bubble home, in line with government guidelines. I look forward to welcoming them back after half term. We will continue to work with Public Health England to ensure the safety of our children, staff, and their families.
Jonathan Gribbin, director of Public Health at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms, keep them home from school and get a test. Let your school know the test results as soon as you get them. “Everyone in the household should stay at home while a person with symptoms is tested, and afterwards, in line with NHS self-isolation guidance, if the test result is positive.
“From time to time over the coming months, a headteacher may need to send home a group of pupils if there has been confirmation of a case of COVID-19. By isolating for 14 days in accordance with the guidance, the pupils will be helping to prevent the spread of the virus.
“The school will let you know if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 and your child needs to be isolated. Schools will provide learning for children that need to stay at home.
“If you have children at different schools or in different bubbles, and one of your children is in a group which has been sent home to isolate, there is no need for other household members to stay at home, unless your child develops symptoms.”