Two year groups at Whitehall Primary School self-isolating

Scores of pupils will have to self-isolate after positive coronavirus cases at a primary school.

Students in Year 1 and Year 6 at Whitehall Primary School will have to quarantine for 14 days.

All other pupils can continue to attend school as normal.

A message on the Whitehall school’s website previously said: “We recognise that you or your child may be feeling anxious about the impact of school closures for them.

“As a school, we are working hard to ensure that as far as possible your child is able to continue to engage with learning in a different way through the home learning provided on here, your support in this is appreciated.”

The exact number of pupils and staff in quarantine as a result of the outbreaks is not known, but at least 48 schools across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have been impacted.

You should book a Covid-19 test if your child has at least one of the following:

  • A high temperature – This means if they feel hot to touch on the chest or back. You do not need to measure their temperature.

  • A new continuous cough – This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If your child usually has a cough, it may be worse than usual).

  • A loss or change to their sense of smell or taste – They’ve noticed they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If your child does not have symptoms of coronavirus but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested, and they or members of your household do not need to self-isolate. Your child can attend school if fit to do so.

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