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Culford School pupil tests positive for coronavirus

A pupil at a school near Bury St Edmunds has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a message to parents yesterday, Culford School confirmed a senior school pupil had tested positive for the virus.

Headmaster Julian Johnson-Munday advised all pupils in Upper Fifth to isolate and said the senior school will be closed today for a deep clean.

Culford School
Culford School

He said: "We have contacted Public Health England and are awaiting further guidance.

"In the meantime, we have begun our track and trace procedure and are in the process of organising a deep clean of key areas.

"At this stage, we advise that all pupils in Upper Fifth isolate until we receive further clarification from Public Health England.

"Housemasters and Housemistresses will support Upper Fifth boarders in their House.

"Senior School will be closed on Monday 5 October so we can carry out the deep clean of all areas."

He said lessons will be available online, boarders will remain in Houses for their lessons and Prep, Pre-Prep and Eastfields Nursery remain open as usual.

In a statement to the Bury Free Press, Mr Johnson-Munday added: "We moved swiftly to deep-clean the school over the weekend, but remaining closed today was a sensible additional precautionary measure.

"Our Prep and Pre-Prep schools do remain open and we now look forward to welcoming Senior School pupils back as soon as possible."

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