Harrow primary school pupils to self-isolate after confirmed COVID-19 cases

Harrow primary school pupils to self-isolate after confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Glebe Primary School in Kenton has recommended that two classes of children remain in self-isolation for 14 days after two pupils tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter sent to parents confirms that the school is ‘following national guidance’ and has been advised by Public Health England that two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. The classes affected should remain in self-isolation and the risk for children in other year groups is ‘extremely low as they have not come into contact with those who have been affected’.

On Friday, Harrow Council leader Cllr Graham Henson said: “Many of you have children returning to school this week, some for the first time in six months. Or maybe you are going back to your usual and pre-lockdown place of work.

“I want to try to reassure you as best I can that getting back to this new normal is the best thing we can do right now.

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“While cases remain low and steady in Harrow, we have seen a small increase. Please continue to social distance, wash hands regularly, wear face coverings in social settings and on public transport.

“Schools have been busy preparing for the start of the new term back in the classrooms – and we are supporting them in any way we can. As always, I want to thank teachers and parents for all their hard work. I’d also like to wish all our children well for the start of a new and exciting school year. Find out more about what schools are doing.

“There’s so much going on across the borough to make it safer and easier for everyone to travel while social distancing. We are widening pavements and closing busy roads to promote our environment and health through the Streetspace scheme and the #AskAboutAsthma campaign is also coming soon, too.

“Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions to do so.”

Harrow Council have also been advising residents to ‘get tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms.’

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