A school in County Durham has closed for two weeks after "multiple" cases of coronavirus left staff "really ill."
Byerley Park Primary School, in Newton Aycliffe,County Durham, closed on Monday, (September 21), and will re-open on Monday, 5 October 5, due to multiple positive cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and pupils.
In a newsletter, the school said they understand the situation is "worrying and frustrating" but said it will continue to follow government guidelines.
The school wished those affected the best during their recovery and ensured staff would wear visors on return to the school.
The newsletter said: "As you are already aware, we have had multiple cases of Covid-19 across the school, leading to our current closure until 5th October.
"I would like to express my sincere thanks to those parents who have gone out of their way to support us. It has meant so much to all the hardworking staff at school.
"The staff that tested positive have been really ill with this nasty virus and some are still not well at all. We hope that they will have recovered enough to return to work when we reopen.
"We completely understand that this whole situation is very frustrating and worrying for everyone and we would like nothing more than to remain open and be there to educate our lovely children.
"However, we are in unchartered and torrid waters across the country right now and the old normal is not possible. We will continue to follow Government Guidelines at all times. Staff will also wear visors around school when we come back."
A number of schools across the region have been affected by coronavirus after they reopened earlier this month.
Some asked year groups or bubbles to isolate at home, while others decided to close for a deep clean.
On Thursday, Durham County Council confirmed Chester-le-Street CE Primary School in Hilda Park, Chester-le-Street, had a number of cases within the school as a number of schools in Sunderland also announced cases.
Other recently affected schools include; Washington Academy, Venerable Bede C of E Academy, Seaham High School, and Biddick Academy.