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Swavesey Village College to stay open after exchange student diagnosed with coronavirus

Swavesey Village College will remain open after an exchange student was diagnosed with coronavirus after returning home to Germany.

Swavesey Village College (31723217)
Swavesey Village College (31723217)

The student stayed with a host family from the school’s parent body between March 4 and March 11, who are now self-isolating as a precaution.

The school will remain open following advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education, but will continue to monitor the situation.

Jim Stavrou, headteacher at Swavesey Village College, said: “A German student who was a member of a group on an exchange trip to Swavesey Village College tested positive for Covid-19 since returning to his home in Germany. The student has no serious symptoms and is in a good condition.

“The exchange students stayed with host families from our school’s parent body from March 4th to March 11th and had very limited time in school across this week.

“We have spoken to all host families and made them aware of the situation and the implications. The host parents of the student concerned have taken the precautionary decision to self-isolate as a family for seven days. We will continue to remain in open communication with all families.

“We have taken advice today (March 16th) from Public Health England and the Department for Education and have been told the school should remain open at this time. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and let parents know should this position change.”

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