Bristol news Primary school pupils isolating after 'suspected coronavirus case' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - This is one of the first Bristol schools to close a class before a positive test
Breaking News ! An entire Year Five class has been forced to self-isolate before a positive coronavirus test has been confirmed. Chiefs at Air Balloon Primary Shcool, in St George, told parents because the suspected infected pupil is unable to get tested, the whole of the child's bubble will have to go into quarantine. In an email to parents this evening (Wednesday, September 16), head teacher Tim Browse said he had been advised by Public Health England to close the class. The Government has come under increasing pressure over testing, with people being turned away from centres across the country. Families have also been advised to travel for more than 100 miles to their nearest centre, with one Bristol woman even being offered a test 500 miles away in Aberdeen. Read More Related Articles Coronavirus confirmed at more schools in Bristol as hundreds of children self isolating Read More Related Articles Everything Boris Johnson said on testing, school pupils sent home, furlough and a second lockdown School 'closing bubble' The letter reads: "I am writing to inform you that we have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a suspected case of COVID-19 within the school. "As they have been unable to access a test, and based on a risk assessment with Public Health England, we are following guidance as though this is a positive case. "This means that we have closed our Year 5 class bubble. "The parents of that class have been contacted directly to inform them of the class closure." Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now He confirmed no other children are required to self-isolate. "I can reassure you all that we have followed the national guidance and sought support from the local health protection team who have recommended the action we have taken," he added. "We also continue to ensure that all of our safety procedures are in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in our school community." The Bristol schools affected Shirehampton Primary School had a case confirmed on Thursday, September 10. One Year 6 child has been diagnosed with the virus and the entire year group is self-isolating for 14 days. John William Oasis Academy in Hengrove had one case confirmed on Thursday, September 10. All of its Year 7 cohort were asked to isolate. Compass Point Primary School in Bedminster had a case confirmed on Friday, September 11. Students were sent home and told to isolate there for 14 days after someone in their "pod" tested positive for coronavirus.
. In total one case has been confirmed and 29 children and three staff members are isolating. Tonight Bristol City Council confirmed a coronavirus case at Elmfield School for Deaf Children in the Southmead ward. The school has one case and 19 students are self-isolating. Coronavirus was confirmed at Bristol Brunel Academy in the Eastville ward by the council tonight. The entirety of year eight are self-isolating. Clifton College confirmed a case today . All of year eight are self-isolating. Pupils are also self isolating at Cheddar Grove Primary School in Bedminster. The school has not had any confirmed cases but has one suspected case and so 18 children are isolating.
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Cases in North Somerset Hans Price Academy in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset saw a teacher test positive on Monday, September 7. The school remained open. Churchill Academy and Sixth Form in North Somerset confirmed a case on Tuesday, September 8. 57 kids were forced to self-isolate following a confirmed case. Cases in South Gloucestershire Two Mile Hill Primary School in South Gloucestershire, just outside of the border of Bristol confirmed a case on Thursday, September 10. One pupil tested positive leading 160 students of mixed ages to self-isolate. Kings' Forest Primary School , in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire had a case confirmed on Thursday, September 10. One Year 1 pupil tested positive and so 27 of their classmates were put in isolation.
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