Cambourne school pupil tests positive for the coronavirus
A pupil at Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The child is isolating, as are the pupils and teachers within the affected ‘bubble’ at the school’s Cambourne campus.
The primary joins Soham Village College and St Helen’s Primary School in Bluntisham in confirming infections since classes returned.
Many other Cambridgeshire schools have had false alarms, with symptoms that were caused by non-Covid infections.
A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesperson told the Cambridge Independent: “We can confirm we have been notified of a positive test result in the Cambourne campus of Hardwick and Cambourne Primary School.
“The affected person is isolating, as are those who are direct contacts within the same bubble. This is per the existing process agreed by the local authority, Public Health England and our schools. We are working with the school and it remains open and safe for all other children and staff.”
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister announced new measures to combat the rise in Covid-19 infections across the country.
Boris Johnson encouraged people to work from home if they can and imposed a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, coming into force from Thursday September 24.
Other measures announced included increasing fines for those who disobey the rules, and asking shop workers and taxi drivers to wear face coverings.