Coronavirus in Derbyshire: Headteacher’s message to parents in full as school closes

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Children at a Buxton school have an extra day off this week while a deep clean is carried out amid coronavirus fears.

Burbage Primary School claims there has been a ‘confirmed case of coronavirus’ among the parents of children at the school.

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It contacted parents and carers yesterday to advise that the school would be closed today for a deep clean to be carried out as a precautionary measure.

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The message to parents, along with an update yesterday, reads: “Dear parents and carers, due to a confirmed case of coronavirus amongst our parent population, Burbage Primary School will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, February 27) as a precautionary measure and to enable a deep clean to be completed.

“A further update will be shared tomorrow. Thank you.

“In light of the school closure, please refrain from posting messages on any social media platforms and consider a sensitive explanation to children regarding the closure.

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“We advise telling children that school is closed due to some technical issues’ and exercise caution in order to avoid undue worry amongst the children.

“We appreciate your support with this matter.”

Two further patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15, the Department of Health said today.

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Two are receiving treatment at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Specialist Infectious Diseases Unit in Sheffield.

They were flown to the unit after they contracted coronavirus while on board the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan.

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