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Ipswich students isolating after school confirms coronavirus case

PUBLISHED: 14:28 16 November 2020 | UPDATED: 16:00 16 November 2020

Chantry Academy has confirmed a coronavirus case Picture: GREGG BROWN

Chantry Academy has confirmed a coronavirus case Picture: GREGG BROWN

Several students at an Ipswich secondary school are isolating after a member of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.

Headteacher Craig D'Cunha has written to parents after the Covid-19 case was confirmed Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNHeadteacher Craig D'Cunha has written to parents after the Covid-19 case was confirmed Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Chantry Academy, in Mallard Way, has written to parents after the positive Covid-19 test was confirmed on Monday.

The school has notified Public Health England and a “small number” of students will be required to isolate for 14 days.

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It is not clear whether a student or member of staff tested positive for the virus.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Craig D’Cunha said: “We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”

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