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Breaking News ! Dozens of pupils have been sent home from a special school in Cambridgeshire after a child tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 41 children and an undisclosed number of staff members, who were in the same learning 'bubble', will now have to self-isolate for 14 days. The group were part of an early years and key stage one bubble at Spring Common Academy in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. 'Bubbles' of close contact have been formed across schools in England, and government rules state they must self-isolate if a coronavirus case is reported in the group. Spring Common, a state-funded school for children aged 3-19 with special needs, informed parents of the news yesterday (September 16). The letter, penned by headteacher Dr Kim Taylor OBE, read: "I am writing to let you know there has been a positive tested case for COVID 19 in your child's school bubble. "That child will isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms. "The parent has only just provided the school with this information as soon as it was received at the end of the day (sorry, but the parent could not do this sooner).
. "Our Outstanding special school will continue to step up and support our families like many other schools in our local area."
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Parents have been asked to keep the school updated if their child develops symptoms or is required to book a coronavirus test. The self-isolation period began on September 10, and staff and pupils will be allowed to return to the school on Friday, September 25 provided they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire County Council confirmed the positive Covid-19 case at Spring Common Academy. They said: "The affected person is isolating, and those within the same bubble are not at school, as per the existing process agreed by the Local Authority, Public Health England and our schools. "We are working with the school and it remains open and safe for all other children and staff”.