Pupils self-isolating after coronavirus cases confirmed by two schools

November 04 2020
Pupils self-isolating after coronavirus cases confirmed by two schools

PUPILS at two schools are self-isolating after coronavirus cases were confirmed.

Three pupils and a member of staff at Downend School have tested positive for COVID-19, while a case has also been confirmed involving a member of staff at Mangotsfield Primary School.

One of the Downend School pupils who tested positive is in Year 7, while the other two are in Year 11.

Only those children who were in close contact over half term have been advised to self-isolate, with parents of all other pupils at the school having been informed that their children should continue to attend school as normal.

The number of children who have to self-isolate has not been confirmed but the Voice understands that the self-isolation requirement does not extend to the whole of either Year 7 or Year 11.

At Mangotsfield Primary School, 30 pupils and a member of staff are self-isolating after being identified as close contacts of another member of staff who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 28, during the half-term holidays.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “They have been informed and will self-isolate until the end of November 7, returning to school on November 9."

Parents of other children at the school were advised to send them to school, which resumed after the holidays this week.