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Grove Primary School in Carlton Colville and Westwood Primary School in Lowestoft reopen after positive coronavirus case forced them to close




A 'small number' of staff and pupils are self-isolating after a positive coronavirus case saw two schools forced to close yesterday.

Grove Primary School, in Carlton Colville, and Westwood Primary School, in Lowestoft, were closed yesterday after a staff member who had visited both schools tested positive for coronavirus.

In an email to parents, Rae Aldous, headteacher at both schools, said: "We have had a member of staff test positive for Covid-19 causing several other members of staff to have to self-isolate."

Grove Primary School was closed yesteday due to a staff member testing positive for coronavirus. Picture: Google
Grove Primary School was closed yesteday due to a staff member testing positive for coronavirus. Picture: Google

She also said the school was closed to allow for staff to be reorganised and a deep clean to be carried out.

Today, a spokesman for the Active Learning Trust, which runs both schools, said some staff and pupils from Grove Primary School, where the staff member was based, are now self-isolating but that the schools were open again.

“As a result of the advice we have received, a small number of staff will be self-isolating and working from home. Three pupils from will also be self-isolating and will receive home-schooling," he said.

“We are informed by Public Health England that the school is safe for pupils to attend and, while some classes will remain closed, the majority of pupils have returned to school today.

“We thank our staff, parents and pupils for their support and cooperation as we work to ensure we can continue to provide a high quality education for our pupils."

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