School near Battle confirms case of Covid-19

A case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been confirmed at a school.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 12:48 pm

Robertsbridge Community College sent out a letter to parents on Tuesday (July 7), notifying them of the news.

In the letter, seen by the Observer, it said: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

“This person is currently asymptomatic and social distancing protocols were adhered to at the time of contact.

Robertsbridge Community College. SUS-190125-135629003

“We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Monday, July 20, 2020. Consequently, their ‘bubble’ has been shut down and they will no longer be able to attend school until this date has passed. Therefore, they will return to school in September.

“We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of Covid-19 to others in the community. If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

“Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14-day self-isolation period.”

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