Birmingham news City school shut after child tests positive for Covid-19 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - A member of staff was also described as the second suspected case within the school - which has closed until further notice
Breaking News ! A city school has been forced to shut after a 'child tested positive for Covid-19'. Paganel Primary School in Selly Oak temporarily closed on Tuesday, June 30 after one confirmed and one suspected case of coronavirus was revealed. 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. Read More Related Articles Sign up to BirminghamLive's free politics newsletter for daily headlines Read More Related Articles Stay up-to-date with the latest news from across the city It is not believed parents have been told of the positive Covid-19 result or suspected case. In an email sent to staff only, Headteacher Mrs B Gingell, wrote: "By now you will have all received the group call that the school will be closed until further notice. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now "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.
. 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." In a subsequent email, from the deputy head Vicki Shuter, the school said it was working alongside Public Health England to manage the situation. BirminghamLive has contacted the school for a full statement.
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