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Primary schools close as pupils and teachers test positive for coronavirus

by LLB Reporter

Parents of children at a primary school in Bradford have been told to self-isolate as two pupils tested positive for coronavirus hours after the school reopened.

St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Wibsey, West Yorkshire have advised parents to self-isolate if their children came into contact with two siblings.

In a statement released through Bradford Council, Headteacher Cath Palmer said: “I can confirm that, following the advice of Public Health England, I have contacted the parents of children currently attending the school to alert them to the fact that two relatives who have been attending the school have tested positive for Covid-19.

“We have followed all the correct procedures advised by Public Health England.”

Local councillor Ralph Berry told Yorkshire Live, “This tells us that we are not through this crisis and that we need to be really listening to the Director of Public Heath in Bradford (Sarah Muckle).

“We need to continue to observe social distancing and be very careful. The government message has been very confusing.”

At another school seven staff members at the Aboretum Primary School, in Derby also closed their doors shortly after opening after they tested positive for the virus.

Despite fierce opposition from teaching unions over 80% of schools reopened across London, it has also been revealed that three out of four school governors said it is unlikely they will reopen before the summer.

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