Wakefield school reassures parents after staff member asked to self-isolate

A Wakefield school has reassured parents that there is 'no increased health risk' after a member of staff was asked to self-isolate

Kingsland School, in Stanley, sent a letter home to parents yesterday (Thursday, March 12) to inform them at a member of staff had been advised to self-isolate.

➡️Hospitals in Wakefield 'fully compliant' with all coronavirus guidance, NHS Trust confirmsHeadteacher Paula Trow said: "I am writing to let you know that, as a precautionary measure, a member of staff has been advised to self-isolate.

"The member of staff is now showing any symptoms and is following public health advice.

A Wakefield school has reassured parents that there is 'no increased health risk' after a member of staff was asked to self-isolate

"There is currently no information to suggest there is any increased health risk to any pupils or staff at the school and, following advice from Public Health, the school is open as normal.

"The school is following national guidance and all liaising with all relevant bodies."

The school remains "fully open to all pupils", she added.

At the time of writing, a total of 798 cases of the new coronavirus, known as Covid-19, had been confirmed in the UK.

There have been no confirmed cases in Wakefield.

Further information on self-isolating is available here. For the latest travel advice, visit the government's coronavirus page.