Primary school reopens after outbreak of 17 Covid cases

Edgar Sewter school in Halesworth has closed due to a coronavirus outbreak

Halesworth's Edgar Sewter Primary School closed after the Covid outbreak - Credit: Google Maps

A Halesworth primary school which closed for a "circuit breaker" after a Covid outbreak has reopened.

Edgar Sewter Primary School, in Norwich Road, announced the closure in a letter to parents on April 25.

The letter came after the school reported a total of 17 coronavirus cases.

A significant number of cases were among the school's Year 3 and Year 4 bubble.

As a result of the rising cases, headteacher Katherine Milk announced the school will close completely in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

The closure, which was in effect until Thursday, also affected children of key workers.


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Clare Flintoff, CEO of ASSET Education, which manages the school, said the cases have been brought in from the community.

She said previously: "This is a reminder to all of us that Covid is still around and I would encourage all of our families to limit contact with others outside of school as closing a school is the last thing that we want to do."

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