A secondary school in Leicestershire has said one of its pupils has tested positive for coronavirus.
A student in Year 11 at Lutterworth College has tested positive for Covid-19.
As a result, all other students in the year group, aged 14-15, have been told to self-isolate until October 21 although some maybe able to return sooner once close contacts of the pupil have been established.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Nick Summers said: “We have been made aware of a member our school community in Year 11 at Lutterworth College who has tested positive for Covid-19.
“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 will be a mild illness.
“Parents and carers of children in Year 11 have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home until Wednesday 21st October 2020 in the first instance whilst we work through the direct contacts of the confirmed case.
“The school remains open and all other children should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.
“We will continue to enforce our preventative measures and manage the safety and wellbeing of our students in the best possible way, as well as ensuring we provide them with high quality online learning.
“We continue to stay positive and encourage everyone to carry on enjoying school. So many students across year groups have commented how lovely it is to be back in school and working together.
“Our aim is to take each day at a time, keeping everyone safe and carrying on teaching and learning as our main priorities.”
More than 360 coronavirus cases have now been reported in schools across schools in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Last Thursday, education bosses released the latest statistics of the number of infections within schools since classes resumed after lockdown at the end of August and early last month.
If you’d like top stories of the day free to your inbox, we have you covered with a daily email.
We sometimes send breaking news alerts too – sign up HERE.
Leicester City Council has revealed 135 children and 71 teachers and other staff have been infected and have had to self-isolate.
The cases have been spread over 46 schools of the city’s 122 schools.
In the Leicestershire County Council area, 91 students have tested positive for the virus along with a total of 66 staff members, in over 75 schools.