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A PRIMARY school was temporarily closed today after reporting that seven staff members had tested positive for Covid-19.
Arboretum Primary School in Derby is due to be shut for a week, with all affected parties instructed to isolate for 14 days.
Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT), which runs the school, said four other members of staff tested negative for the virus.
DDAT added that the affected staff had only suffered mild symptoms and were recovering well at home.
National Education Union East Midlands said: “This is the risk the government is leading schools into.
“Do not open schools until it’s safe. You can not risk-assess your way out of pandemic.”
In a statement, the Trust said: “Following one member of staff reporting symptoms, the school quickly identified any other members of staff, parents/carers and/or children who may have been in contact and instructed them to isolate for the government’s recommended period of 14 days.
“There have been no reports of parents/carers or children displaying symptoms.”
The Trust said that a deep clean of the school will be completed before reopening next week, initially to children of key workers, as well as vulnerable children.
A Derby City Council spokesperson confirmed that the school will reopen on Monday June 8, and that all adults who may have been in contact with the affected staff had been informed.
The council added that neither of the staff who tested positive had been in contact with children.
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