A pupil and staff member are self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

Bracknell Forest Council updated residents yesterday on Wednesday, October 14, about the coronavirus cases at Ranelagh School. 

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It comes after the school decided to temporarily close on Tuesday, October 13, to Year 7, 11 and 13 pupils.

The council said: "The school took the decision to close on Tuesday following 2 positive COVID-19 cases over the past 14 days, which resulted in a number of close contacts being identified within the school team.

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"Both people (one pupil and one member of staff) who tested positive are self-isolating as are their close contacts."

Pupils from all remaining year groups will return to school from Monday, October 19.

Parents are being reminded that if your child has not been contact traced, then they do not need to self-isolate.

If your child displays Covid-19 symptoms, then they must self isolate or if someone in their household develops symptoms or tests positive.

The authority added: "Home learning has been put in place for pupils at home due to the temporary closure or due to self-isolation. The school is continuing to communicate directly with parents.

"We kindly ask residents not to speculate on social media. Parents should speak to the school directly if they have children at Ranelagh and have concerns."