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MORE Bradford schools hit by Covid-19 cases

A Year 2 bubble at one primary school has been closed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

Bowling Park Primary School issued an update on its social media channels.

A statement said: "Following a staff member testing positive for Covid-19 we have closed our Year 2 bubble at Usher Street only.

"We took this swift action in line with Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our children, families and staff. We have sent you a letter from Public Health England today.

"The rest of our school at New Cross and Usher Street remains safe and open for all children."

Meanwhile, Lapage Primary School, Barkerend, has confirmed its third case in just under two weeks. 

A letter issued yesterday said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school. We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

"The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days. The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well."

And New College Bradford confirmed a case yesterday.

A letter said: "We have been advised that there has been a confirmed student case of Covid-19 within the college.

"We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

"The small number of students who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will be contacted and will receive an individual letter instructing the students to stay at home for 14 days.

"This letter is to inform you of the current situation. If any future cases occur, we will not write to all parents again, but we will continue to follow rigorous procedures to identify and contact all close contacts of the confirmed case. It is ours and the Government’s priority to keep students in education, in order to ensure that our young people are in the best possible position to progress to their next steps.

"The college remains open and we are confident that we have the necessary arrangements in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. Your child should continue to attend if they remain well."

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