Letchworth school confirms parent tested positive for coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 12:49 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:48 03 March 2020

Woolgrove School, Special Needs Academy remains open as usual today. Picture: Getty Images

Woolgrove School, Special Needs Academy remains open as usual today. Picture: Getty Images

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A school in Letchworth has confirmed a parent has tested positive for coronavirus.

Woolgrove School, Special Needs Academy informed parents and carers in an email yesterday evening. Picture: SuppliedWoolgrove School, Special Needs Academy informed parents and carers in an email yesterday evening. Picture: Supplied

Woolgrove School Special Needs Academy informed parents and carers of the development in an email yesterday evening, but confirmed the school will remain open.

In their announcement, they said: "We have been made aware that a parent at the school has tested positive for the coronavirus. The school is following the national guidance which has been provided on this matter. The school has been liaising with Hertfordshire County Council who have sought advice from Public Health England.

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"The school has been advised not to close and we remain at low risk."

Lisa Hall, Headteacher at Woolgrove School, added: "I can confirm that the appropriate authorities have informed me that a parent of a child at my school has been tested positive for the coronavirus. I have been advised that the family concerned are currently following the advice of Public Health England and have self-isolated.

"On the advice of Hertfordshire County Council and Public Health England I am keeping the school open. I ensured that the necessary thorough cleaning was carried out, as we do daily, and will ensure we continue to follow the Public Health England guidelines on hygiene."

Woolgrove School Special Needs Academy, on Pryor Way, is Hertfordshire's largest primary special school for children aged four to 11 years with learning difficulties.


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