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Some pupils told to stay home as staff member tests positive for coronavirus at Carlton le Willows Academy in Gedling

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A number of pupils from Carlton-le-Willows Academy in Gedling have been told to stay at home today (Wednesday, 16) after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

An email was sent to parents on Tuesday (15) evening informing them of the request.

It read: “Carlton le Willows received confirmation this afternoon (Tuesday, 15) that a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

“As a result, and in line with Government guidelines, we have been in touch with Public Health England and are following all necessary guidance.

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“We have already contacted those people, largely staff members, who have been deemed close contacts and who now need to self-isolate.

“It is with regret that while we review our staffing arrangements in relation to this, we need to ask students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 to stay at home just for tomorrow (Wednesday 16th) in the first instance.

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PICTURED: Carlton Le Willows Academy in Gedling

“We will be in touch tomorrow afternoon with a further update on when your child’s year group can return to school.”

It added: “School will remain open as normal tomorrow for students in Years 7, 11 and 13.”

Gedling Eye has contacted the school for a comment.

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It’s not the first school in the borough to ask pupils to take action after a diagnosis.

Arnold Hill Academy asked pupils who had been in contact with a student who tested positive for Covid-19 to self isolate.

The school remains open.

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