A student has tested positive for COVID-19 at Canons High School in Edgware.
Students and staff who had been in close proximity with the child have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days in line with the appropriate guidelines.
A letter from Keven Bartle, Headteacher at Canons High School says: “I am writing to let you know that we have been advised of a confirmed case of coronavirus for a young person. The student was absent on Monday 7th September, present on Tuesday 8th September and the school was advised of the positive result on the morning of Wednesday 9th September.
“Following this information we contacted Public Health England on the morning of 9th September and, following their expert advice during the afternoon of 9th September, have identified students and staff who had been in close proximity with the child and asked them to self-isolate for the appropriate period of 14 days beginning today, Thursday 10th September.
“The measures that we have put in place for the start of term have meant that we have not been required to send the whole class or year group home. I would like to thank each one of our staff and students for adhering to these measures. It will be important to continue to do so.
“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 school remains open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review. Public Health England have asked us to remind all students and families of the following key pieces of information about staying safe.”
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