Truro school has sent home its students following a positive COVID-19 case by a student in the lower sixth form.
The head teacher of the Truro School, Andy Johnson has written to parents stating that the pupils in the lower sixth form have been sent home because there has been a positive case around that year group.
He also said that the internal track and trace investigation of the leadership team is already in the process of identifying the specific students who have been in close contact, with the pupil who tested positive, for the past few days.
The group of students who will be traced as the pupil’s close contact will be monitored and required to stay in isolation at home for the next fourteen days. The letter continued to say that the school is monitoring and investigating the incident, adding that the Public Health England has been made aware of the case.
The head teacher has also said that the school remains open for children whose parents have not been contacted directly by a staff member of the school. It is also open for other children who are not in the Lower Sixth form.
The school has separately contacted parents of the lower sixth pupils and they aim to protect the anonymity of the children and their family. Mr. Johnson added that their welfare and education will be one of the concerns of the independent public school. The school has made sure that the welfare and wellbeing of the students come first.
In the letter, Mr. Johnson mentioned that they are mindful of the added burden and challenges placed on families and the staff because of the situation. He expressed his appreciation to parents for their patience and support. He further said that more updates about the developments and changes of levels of risk within the school grounds will be sent to parents.