A STUDENT has tested positive for Covid-19 at a secondary school in Theale.

Theale Green School released a statement on their school's website yesterday morning explaining one of their students had tested positive for Covid-19.

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The statement said: "As soon as we were notified we worked closely with Public Health England to quickly identify any other students that may have come into close contact with them and ask them to self-isolate for a period of 14 days in accordance with guidance.

"This is a precautionary step and we hope the student in question makes a swift recovery and that others remain safe throughout this period."

It continued: "We are continuing to follow strict safety measures to minimise any further risk, including rigorous cleaning procedures, appropriate social distancing regulations, making face coverings in all communal indoor areas compulsory, strict hand hygiene measures, separate social times for different bubbles, and an e-seating plan system to swiftly identify students in close contact with anyone who might get diagnosed with Covid-19.

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"The school has spoken directly to the parents of all the students who have been asked to self-isolate, and we would like to thank everyone involved, staff, parents and especially our students, for their sensible and mature response.

"We continue to uphold with rigor the Systems of Control in place to reduce risk and protect our community."