Children and teachers at The Crescent Primary School in Selhurst told to isolate after case of coronavirus

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter

A confirmed coronavirus case at a Croydon primary school means some children and teachers have been told to self-isolate.

The Crescent Primary School in The Crescent, Selhurst confirmed the development to parents in a letter sent out last week.

A parent, who asked not to be named, claimed that Year 5 children at the school are now self-isolating.

The school has three classes for each year group, but headteacher Rebecca Dolan did not reveal whether it was a child or teacher who had tested positive for the virus, or how many Year 5 children have been told to self-isolate.

Miss Dolan said: “We can confirm that an individual tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

“The school identified all close contacts of the individual who were asked to isolate for 14 days, and were advised to book a test if they began to show symptoms of Covid-19 themselves.

“The school has been cleaned in line with government guidelines.”

The letter sent out to parents states that the person who tested positive had not been at school since they developed symptoms.

It also outlines that close contacts include those who had been in face-to-face contact, in ‘extended close contact’ or in a car with the person.

Miss Dolan added: “Home education commenced immediately for the children who are now isolating.

“We look forward to welcoming them back to school once the isolation period is complete.”

Pictured top: The Crescent Primary School in Selhurst

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