Pupils test positive for covid-19 at St Bartholomew’s school

TWO pupils from a primary school in Brighton have tested positive for coronavirus, it has been revealed.

The first case was confirmed at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School on Sunday before parents were told that a second pupil had tested positive for the virus “in the same bubble” yesterday.

As a result, year 4 and year 3 parents have been told to isolate their children for 14 days.

One concerned parent told The Argus that schools aren’t able to stop the virus from spreading.

She said: “I just don’t think things are properly maintained to stop the spread.

“I don’t think schools are able to contain it from spreading.

“Everyone is in the playground and there isn’t a good enough structure.

“Hands are not constantly sanitised – it’s all very worrying.”

In an email seen by The Argus the school told parents to only get a test if their child shows symptoms of the virus.

It read: “We have been made aware that we have a second confirmed positive case of coronavirus at St Bartholomew’s Primary School.

“In line with national guidance, your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Monday, October 26.

“Please do not book a test unless they develop symptoms.”

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary in Ann Street, Brighton has been contacted for comment.

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