A 'BUBBLE' of primary school children have been ordered to self-isolate for two weeks after one of them tested positive for Covid-19.
Aldeburgh Primary School in Suffolk has just 99 pupils aged four to eleven and is one of Britain's smallest schools.
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The school, which is run by the Avocet Academy Trust, has closed the Reception and Year 1 bubble following the confirmed case of coronavirus over the weekend.
All children in the bubble have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the positive result, with a deep clean taking place in the required areas.
It comes as Britain's coronavirus death toll rose by 11 yesterday, the lowest daily increase since the outbreak began.
The overall death toll from the bug in the UK is 44,830, with total infections now 290,133.
CHILD TESTS POSITIVE
Cheryl Singleton, CEO of Avocet Academy Trust, said "I can confirm we have been informed that a child was tested at the weekend for coronavirus and the result was confirmed as positive.
"In line with school procedures and in consultation with Public Health England, we have closed the group or 'bubble' the child was part of and deep cleaned the required areas.
"All parents and staff have been informed and we have passed on the information from PHE to the pupils in the bubble concerned.
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"We wish the child a speedy recovery and very best wishes to the family."
An email was sent to parents about the positive test result, and the school said it would keep them 'up to date as and when' it receives further instruction from PHE.
Schools are set to fully reopen in September, it was announced earlier this month.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled plans for a full return to the class room from the beginning of the academic year.
A few weeks ago Exning Primary School in Newmarket, Suffolk, sent a class home to self-isolate for two weeks after a child tested positive for the disease.
In Essex, Hamford Primary Academy in Walton-on-the-Naze was forced to close entirely in May after two children who were siblings tested positive for Covid-19.
They had been attending the school, which is run by Academies Enterprise Trust, but showed no symptoms of the disease.
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