Pupils told to self-isolate following positive coronavirus test at Burnley school

A "small number" of pupils have been asked to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test at a Burnley school.

The news was confirmed today
The news was confirmed today

The Sir John Thursby Community College headteacher confirmed the news in a statement.

Rob Browning, headteacher at Sir John Thursby Community College, said: "We have been advised of a new positive case and following our robust procedures a small number of individuals who may have been in close contact have been asked to isolate.

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"We have a very detailed risk assessment in place for just this sort of incident and are following our plans carefully.

"Parents have been kept fully informed."