Coronavirus case confirmed at JFS as staff and students forced to self-isolate

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Coronavirus case confirmed at JFS as staff and students forced to self-isolate

'We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation', headteacher Rachel Fink told concerned parents

JFS School
JFS School

Europe’s largest Jewish secondary has confirmed a positive coronavirus case, forcing numerous staff members and students to stay at home.

JFS headteacher Rachel Fink has written to parents outlining that a “small number of children and staff who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive” have been informed, and they will now need to self-isolate.

The school told people to stay at home for 14-days after the date of possible contact, which was either 22 or 23 September, depending on which class a student or staff member was in.

It added that “the majority of teachers in the history department are also required to isolate”.

Asking concerned parents to “support us by not calling the school” or sending “general enquiry emails”, the letter stresses that “for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness”.

Urging people to follow advice from the government, Fink says: “We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.”

The school added, that it “remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal.”

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