THE council has responded after it was revealed that a Thatcham school pupil had tested positive for Covid-19.

Kennet School confirmed today (September 10) that a student has contracted the virus just days after schools reopened.

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Pupils who had come into contact with the student will not be coming into school for the next two weeks, according to a message sent to those attending the Stoney Lane secondary school.

West Berkshire Council has since responded.

A statement reads: "We have had confirmation that there has been an isolated case of Covid-19 at Kennet School and as result the school has carried out all the necessary actions with support from us and Public Health England.

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"Parents have been kept informed via letters, phone calls and email, which also informs them of the actions being taken by the school to manage risks appropriately.

"Public Health England are in close contact with the school and the council to provide clear guidance, support and protocols for all to follow."