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Covid case confirmed at primary school

Covid case confirmed at primary school

Monday 16 November 2020

Covid case confirmed at primary school

A primary school class has been sent home after a child tested positive, the Government has confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department said: "We have been advised that there has been a confirmed positive case of covid-19 of a child who attends St. Luke’s School.

 “Parents have been informed and the children in the class bubble are required to self-isolate.

“To protect the identity of this child and respect the family’s privacy we are unable to comment any further.”

Pictured: The child is a pupil at St. Luke's School.

The number of confirmed active covid cases in Jersey is currently more than 160 - more than half of which are symptomatic.

A number of measures aimed at reducing local virus transmission were announced this afternoon and include a 22:00 curfew on all premises serving alcohol, mask-wearing for students in Years 11, 12 and 13 and a new ‘Rule of 10’ for informal gatherings

The Chief Minister warned that, if islanders are unable to follow the new rules, a mini lockdown in December would be likely to follow.

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