Covid bubbles burst at Yeadon Westfield and St Theresa's primary school after positive coronavirus tests

Bubbles at two Leeds primary schools have collapsed over the past week.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:39 pm

The year one bubble at Yeadon Westfield Infant School has been collapsed after a positive case of Covid-19, with the bubble reopening on Tuesday, March 30, according to a message on the school's website.

It comes after a positive coronavirus case at St Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Cross Gates.

Both schools remain open.

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Yeadon Westfield Infant School (photo: Google).

A year three bubble at St Theresa's was collapsed, according to an urgent message to parents on Tuesday, March 16.

A message on the school's website read: "Due to a positive case of CV-19 we have closed the Year 3 bubble following advice from the DfE, PHE and Leeds City Council. The parents/carers in Year 3 have been informed and the Y3 children and staff have been told to self-isolate. A separate letter has been sent to the parents/carers of Y3.

"I have asked you all to be vigilant through this period. This is why. The virus is still out there and can still make both children and adults alike very ill."

Affected pupils have to stay at home for 10 days.

A letter home to parents from headteacher John Hutchinson read: "We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

"Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

"The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 10 days.

"The school remains open, and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well unless you have been told otherwise by school."

Earlier in the month, Mr Hutchinson asked parents to keep sticking to the Covid guidelines and avoid mixing.

He wrote: "I am hearing tales of bubbles closing in schools all over Leeds and we really don’t want that here if we can avoid it."

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