Coronavirus: Wickersley School and Sports College issues statement after parent tests positive

Coronavirus: Wickersley School and Sports College issues statement after parent tests positive

By Chloe West | 18/03/2020

Coronavirus: Wickersley School and Sports College issues statement after parent tests positive

A SECOND Rotherham school pupil and their family has been told to self-isolate after a parent tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wickersley School & Sports College sent an email out to all parents on Friday, informing them of the positive case and have now issued a statment.

A spokesperson for Wickersley School & Sports College said: “We are aware that a parent of a child in school has tested positive for the coronavirus.

"As a precautionary measure, the family, following medical advice, are going to stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days.

“This is understandably a very worrying time, in particular for people who have had contact with the family, but Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that they are low risk."

The spokesperson added the school had also taken all necessary steps, as advised by PHE, with regard to school cleaning.

PHE and the Department for Education continue to advise that schools should remain open and their most up to date advice is to continue business as normal.

"This is fast-evolving situation and we do not under estimate the anxieties that families are facing," added the spokesperson.

"The most up-to-date advice to the public is available from www.gov.uk/coronavirus and we will continue to share any new information and advice specific to school with parents at the earliest opportunity.”

The Department for Education has launched a helpline for parents, schools and students to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. For further info, call: 0800 046 8687 or email DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk




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