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Woodrush pupils return to school following coronavirus scare

Harry Leach 5th Mar, 2020

WYTHALL pupils who were recently told to isolate themselves to avoid a potential coronavirus outbreak, have returned to school.

The 38 pupils from Woodrush High School received the all clear by Public Health England (PHE) this week after they returned from a skiing trip in Italy where 107 people have now been killed by the virus.

A spokesperson for Woodrush High School said: “The wellbeing of our students, staff and local community remains a priority.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and keep parents regularly updated in line with the latest advice.”

The children had originally returned to the school on February 25 three days after landing back in the UK but were then told to stay away and not return for two weeks.

A concerned parent told the Standard: “The pupils who were on the trip socialised with other children in the school before it came to light that they needed to be isolated.

“I am disappointed that the school did not take any precautionary measures for those children who came into contact with the others.

“Most parents felt like there was a huge lack of communication which caused unnecessary stress and concern.”

The school responded by saying that while the children did mingle with the rest of the school on February 25, PHE only issued instructions at 3pm that day.

It was told to isolate as a precaution only, that the risk to other staff and students was minimal and to keep the school open.

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