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BREAKING: Coronavirus case confirmed at Maidstone school

Thursday 24th September 2020

A NUMBER of pupils at Maidstone Grammar School have been told to self-isolate after it confirmed a case of Covid-19.

The secondary school wrote to parents to say a small group of students are believed to have been in direct prolonged contact with the case.

Headmaster Mark Tomkins wrote: "We have been advised by Public Health England to notify you that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

"We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and working closely with Public Health England.

"The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days.

"If, in the future, we have another positive case it is our intention to text the parents of the students identified as ‘being in contact’ and this will be followed up by a ParentMail letter which gives you more details of timelines and instructions."