Parents have been asked not to bring siblings of children sent home to self-isolate on the school run by a county primary.
Advice included in a letter sent home from Cosby Primary School suggests: “Where a child is isolating, parents should make alternative arrangements for drop off and pick up so that siblings can attend school without the isolating child leaving the house.”
One parent told LeicestershireLive: “Siblings can still go to school even if their brother or sister has to isolate, it’s absolutely crazy.
“Some parents weren’t informed and were turned away at the door.”
The parent said that she believes cases have been confirmed in year one and two at the village primary school.
A letter, seen by LeicestershireLive, sent home by headteacher Tracy Withers states: “I understand your concerns regarding a positive case in school.
“Your child’s health and wellbeing is our absolute priority and we are following all public health advice.”
She also asked parents to email any enquiries to the office, explaining that “senior staff are extremely busy dealing with phone calls and contacting affected families in order to make sure everyone is informed as soon as possible.”
The 223 pupil primary on Portland Street, Cosby, joins a growing list of primaries and secondaries across Leicester and Leicestershire that have reported positive tests for the virus among staff and pupils in recent days.
There have been repeated calls for schools and universities to close as part of the current month-long national lockdown but the Government has insisted they should remain open.
Local education bosses have said the measures put in place in schools to stop the spread of the virus mean they are the safest places for young people.
They say most of the cases affecting pupils and staff in Leicester and Leicestershire are because of infections picked up in the community and detected in schools.