Garth Hill College will remain closed for the rest of the week following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Several members of staff and students have tested positive for the illness over the past couple of days.

It was also confirmed that staff and students are self-isolating.

The Bull Lane venue was due to be closed on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1 for performance review days, but due to the outbreak, the school confirmed that ‘it is not possible to open the school safely,’ so, therefore, it will be closed for the remainder of the week.

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Bracknell Forest Council said: “Rise@GHC in Eastern Road will remain open as normal and on-site learning provision will be made available for key workers and vulnerable children.

“All pupils will be able to access online learning resources and live lessons will be made available where possible.

“Plans for next week will rely on available staff cover; the school will update parents and pupils later this week on future plans.

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“Parents have been provided with information on what to do should their child develop symptoms of Covid-19, what symptoms to look out for and how to prevent the virus spreading.

"More information can be found on the NHS website.”