57 students from a Devon school are isolating after a member of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier this week (November 24), Clyst Vale Community College asked all Year 7 pupils to stay at home today (November 24) with a message from the school’s principal Kevin Bawn saying that he had been notified of a positive test at 8.20pm on Monday evening.

However, after receiving health authority advice, the year group as a whole is no longer required to isolate.

In a letter to parents and carers, a spokesperson for the college said: ”There have been several separate communications about this.

”In brief, a student in Year 7 has tested positive, and on health authority advice a total of 57 students are self-isolating until December, 4.

”The year group has not been required to isolate because, unlike Year 9 recently, Year 7 classes are largely taught in form groups so there is much less mixing across the whole year group and it is possible to identify close contacts more effectively.”

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The positive case is the latest in a series of positive tests at the school, which have included student and staff in the Year 9 bubble having to self-isolate after three confirmed cases.





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