A PRIMARY school has closed two social bubbles today after positive Covid-19 tests were recorded.

Parents from Barugh Green Primary School were told to collect their children today (September 7) after two children tested positive for the virus.

In a letter to parents, Joe Woffinden, headteacher, said: “This morning we took the decision, in line with advice from Public Health England and our local Health Protection Team, to close two classes.

“We took this decision because there was a child in each of these classes who had received a positive, or presumed positive test result for Covid-19.

“In all cases, we are following Public Health advice. Sometimes decisions around which bubble to close may be confusing and you may well wonder why one of your children has been sent home, but your other child can continue to attend – this is all down to the advice we receive from the experts, so please, please do work with us.”

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Children and staff in the affected bubbles will be required to self-isolate for two weeks to help prevent the spread of the virus.