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.”