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Cambourne Village College tells Year 10 to work from home after Covid-19 case confirmed

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A pupil at Cambourne Village College has tested positive for Covid-19.

The school had identified contacts in the child’s year groups and advised them to self-isolate, and told Year 10 students to work from home for a fortnight.

Cambourne Village College
Cambourne Village College

Monkfield Park Primary School in Great Cambourne has also confirmed a positive case of the coronavirus.

Cambourne Village College principal Claire Coates said in a statement on Saturday (November 7): “We were advised yesterday that a child at school has tested positive for Covid-19.

“Having undertaken a thorough contact-tracing exercise, we identified a significant number of contacts among the year group and these pupils have been advised to self-isolate.

“After liaison with the local authority Covid advisory team, we have taken the further precaution of closing Year 10 for two weeks; this means that all pupils in Year 10 will learn from home, with work set by their teachers, for the next fortnight.

“Having observed these measures, school can remain open and pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

“We are sharing the information about positive cases of Covid-19 in school in order to dispel unhelpful rumours and to give parents and carers confidence that they are being kept fully informed.

“Please continue to monitor your family closely for any signs or symptoms of the virus and take action according to the attached guidance.

“Please keep the school fully informed of any possible case in your household and of your family’s isolation status, to help us keep abreast of any emerging issues.”

Other schools that have reported cases since pupils returned in September include North Cambridge Academy, Linton Village College, Impington International College and Swavesey Village College.

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