Birmingham news City primary school shut as Public Health England confirms coronavirus case MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! A city primary school remains shut after a Year One pupil tested positive for coronavirus. Paganel Primary School closed suddenly yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, after a confirmed case of Covid-19. A member of staff is also suspected of having the virus and is awaiting test results. Public Health England today confirmed the incident and said it was working with Birmingham City Council to provide advice and support to the Selly Oak school. The school will stay shut on a 'temporary' basis. Paganel Primary School A spokeswoman for Public Health England said: "Following the confirmation on Monday of a single case of COVID-19 in a bubble at Paganel Primary School in Birmingham and a suspected case in a staff member, the Headteacher and Board of Governors have taken the difficult decision to close the school on a temporary basis as a precautionary measure. "PHE was contacted by the school leadership yesterday morning and will be working with Birmingham City Council in providing advice and support to the school on the management of the incident." Read More Related Articles Download Birmingham Live app for all the latest news - and it's free Read More Related Articles Stay up-to-date with the latest news from across the city Yesterday, BirminghamLive told how messages sent to staff made it clear a year one pupil tested positive for the virus last Thursday, while a staff member was awaiting test results amid suspicions they too were infected. It was said to be likely the school would be shut until the end of the week, with the 'year one bubble' closed until Thursday, July 9 - allowing fellow pupils the two week isolation period. An email from the Headteacher of Paganel Primary School sent to staff regarding a child who tested positive for Covid-19 One parent complained to BirminghamLive of a lack of information about the situation at the school.
. Parants are only being informed are reading your article. Surely this is putting lives at risk." In an email sent to staff only, headteacher Bethan Gingell, wrote: "By now you will have all received the group call that the school will be closed until further notice. "This decision has been made following information that a year one child has tested positively for Covid-19 and a staff member has a suspected case of Covid-19. "The Chair of Governors and myself have made the decision to close the school to everyone until we have the test result from the staff member. This as the letter states is a precaution to protect us all. "As soon as we have the test result I will be in touch. it is highly likely that school will remain closed this week. The year 1 bubble will remain closed until the 9th July."
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