Another primary school in Devon has confirmed it has a positive case of coronavirus within its community.

In a letter to parents today (Saturday), staff at Winkleigh Primary School in Winkleigh confirm they have been made aware of a positive case of Covid-19 involving “a member of the school community”.

As a result, a small number of pupils have been asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

DevonLive understands the school remains open for all other children.

It comes a day after 57 students at another Devon school were sent home to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test.

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In a letter to parents of pupils at Winkleigh Primary School, which DevonLive has seen, staff said: “Dear Parents, we have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

“The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”





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