'We urge you not to panic,' parents told as pupil at city school tests positive for coronavirus

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Parents have been urged not to panic after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus at a city primary school.

A letter was sent to parents of children in year five at Medway Primary School in Highfields last night telling them that their kids will now need to self-isolate.

“Regrettably we are informing you that a child in year five has tested positive for Covid-19.

“When this happens, the government guidelines state that the bubble, in this case, year five, have to self isolate for 14 days. This includes your child,” the letter said.

“As you know, the school has taken every precaution to keep your children and the staff safe, and will continue to do so.”

The senior leadership team of the St Stephen’s Road school added: “We urge you not to panic, but if you or your child are showing symptoms then please get tested.”

Children in the affected bubble will be able to return to class on Monday September 21, if they are symptom free.

The school is the latest of many across the city and county that have sent classes or year groups home after a confirmed case.

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