A PRIMARY school has confirmed an outbreak of Covid and reintroduces face mask wearing.

Heybridge Primary School has confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the school in a letter sent out to parents and carers today (November 30).

In the letter, a spokesman for the school says: "We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are providing the following advice. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus is a mild illness."

The school is following guidance from Public Health England and keeping the school setting open.

If a pupil remains well they should attend school as normal and all household members are encouraged to continue with twice-weekly lateral flow testing to help identify cases quickly.

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The school has also been advised to reintroduce mask wearing around the premises which includes staff inside the building and parents or carers around the outside of the building during drop-off and collection times.

Masks should be worn by all visitors to the building and the school is asking only one adult to enter the office foyer at a time.

Other restrictions will be revised over the coming days and will be put into place where necessary.

Parents have been advised by the school to ensure their child takes a PCR test if they are a close contact but have not been contacted directly by NHS Test and Trace.