A spokesperson for Fairmead School said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school.
Close contacts of the confirmed case, a member of staff, have been provided with public health advice and are self-isolating for the recommended 10 days.
Following discussions with PHE this involves a total of 11 pupils and 4 school staff who now won’t return to school until Tuesday 23rd March 2021.
A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken.
School staff and parents have been provided with public health advice including what to do if someone becomes symptomatic.
Parents have been advised it is not necessary for any other member of the household to self-isolate unless they become symptomatic.
It is also not necessary to arrange for a test unless you are symptomatic.
Public Health England has provided the school with advice on infection prevention and control and staff will continue to reinforce these key messages:
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/