More schools in Harrow have been forced to send staff and pupils into self-isolation as further confirmed covid-19 cases have been detected.
Whitmore High School has had its first confirmed case, a letter to parents says that a small number of students/staff who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive have been sent home to self-isolate for 14 days. The school remains open at this time.
Rooks Heath High School has confirmed its second case of coronavirus and has told parents that the person infected has not been in contact with anyone at the school. They said that ‘in the spirit of honesty’, they feel it is important to make the school community aware.
A letter from Mrs M Manderson, Headteacher at Rooks Heath says: “I am writing to advise that we have been made aware of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within our community.
“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.
“As always, we are taking advice directly from the DFE, as should happen according to Government guidance. The individual was not in contact with any people at the school and no other additional measures need to be taken. However, in the spirit of honesty, I feel it is important to make all our community aware. Please continue to social distance and wash your hands – as requested in the Government’s Hands, Face, Space mantra.
“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.”
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