Pupils in Year 10 at Appleby Grammar School have been sent home to self-isolate after a child tested positive for COVID-19.
Headteacher Elaine Sargent has sent out a letter to parents and carers of other children in the school urging them to look out for symptoms.
She said that the affected pupil is currently isolating along with other members of their household.
“Year 10 students have been sent home to self-isolate,” she said in her letter. “As this is a separate bubble there is currently no action required by you or your child.
“However, please look out for symptoms of COVID-19 in your child (a temperature of 37.8°C or above, a new persistent cough or loss of, or change to, sense of taste or smell).
“If your child develops any of the symptoms, please inform the school and keep your child home. They should isolate at home for 10 days (and other household members for 14 days).”
The news follows reports that a dozen sixth form students at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School are self-isolating at home after the enactment of coronavirus test and trace protocols following a football match in which a number of boys had been involved.
- Pupils from across two year groups at Kirkby Stephen Primary School have been sent home this week to isolate after three positive COVID cases in the school.