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Second case of Coronavirus confirmed at Trinity School in Carlisle

Public Health England has confirmed a second person at Trinity School in Carlisle has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a letter to parents tonight, Jo Hawkin, Headteacher said “have been contacted by Public Health England (PHE) this evening to let me know that a second member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.

“PHE have told us that they will be investigating this new case tomorrow, to check whether there are other possible sources.

“They will trace contacts as before and may ask us to help with providing information to anyone affected.

“We have been told by PHE there is no need to close the school.  However, we do understand that some parents are concerned and that this is causing anxiety for some students.

“Our plan is that school will be remain open tomorrow, but if you feel the need to keep your child off school until we are able to provide more information, after PHE have completed their investigation, we will be able to authorise absence in these extremely unusual circumstances.

“We feel that it is important to follow the advice from Public Health England and to give the opportunity for students, particularly in Year 11 and 13, to continue with their studies.”

Yesterday PHE confirmed a teacher at the school had tested positive for COVID-19 after they visited Milan on holiday and returned to work.

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