Hundreds of Wellsway School pupils now self-isolating

Hundreds of pupils at Wellsway School in Keynsham are now self-isolating after a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Today senior leaders contacted parents in Year 11 to say a child who was in school yesterday had tested positive. Yesterday we reported on our website that the whole of the sixth form have been told to self-isolate after a confirmed case.

School principal Matthew Woodville and Andrea Arlidge, the chief executive of the trust, said in the letter to Year 11 parents today: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Wellsway School.

In line with national guidance, we are asking your child’s bubble (all Year 11) to now stay at home and self-isolate until 30th October (14 days).

“We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.

“If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

“Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period. This also applies to other school aged children within your household who should continue to attend school unless a member of your household develops symptoms, in which case they should also self-isolate for 14 days from the onset of the symptoms.”