Pupils sent home from Crofton school as Covid-19 case confirmed
Pupils have been asked to self-isolate for two weeks after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at a Wakefield school.
Crofton Academy said they had been made aware of a confirmed case of the virus on Saturday and were working closely with Public Health England to monitor the situation.
A "small number" of children who had been in close contact with the affected pupil had been asked to stay home for 14 days, and the school reminded parents that anyone presenting with symptoms of the virus should stay home for at least 10 days.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Paul Walker said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the academy.
"We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.
"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
"The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter asking them to stay at home for 14 days.
"The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well."