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Bury St Edmunds King Edward VI School confirms two further coronavirus cases with an extra 80 students self-isolating




Two further coronavirus cases have been confirmed at a Bury St Edmunds school with an extra 80 students asked to self-isolate.

King Edward VI School and Public Health Suffolk have confirmed that a student, who had been self-isolating since Monday, September 21, and a member of support staff, who had been self-isolating since September 16, received positive test results.

In a joint statement, they said 80 students have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and an email has been sent to all staff, parents and carers with details.

King Edwards VI School (KEGS). (42399698)
King Edwards VI School (KEGS). (42399698)

It was reported on Sunday that one member of support staff and one member of teaching staff at the school, in Grove Road, had tested positive for Covid-19.

On the advice of Public Health England and Public Health Suffolk, about 50 students and seven staff members - support and teaching - who were in close contact with those two initial staff members were told to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

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