Two schools in Derbyshire have confirmed multiple new cases of coronavirus on their sites.
The schools had already seen a number of positive results since students returned in September, and as a result there are now five confirmed cases in each school.
Both schools remain open as normal, while students who have been in close contact or are in the same bubbles as those who are affected have been told to self-isolate.
In a letter sent to parents on Monday, October 12, which has been seen by Derbyshire Live, headteacher of West Park, Scott McGregor, confirmed a staff member and a student had tested positive.
“We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been two further confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the school,” he wrote.
“This relates to a member of staff and a pupil.
“We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.
“This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.
“Please rest assured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.”
He added that there were not many children who have been forced to self-isolate.
“The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) will receive a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days,” Mr McGregor wrote.
“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”
Meanwhile, members of two different class bubbles at St Laurence Church of England Primary School, in Long Eaton, have tested positive for the disease.
In a letter to parents on Wednesday, October 14, which has also been seen by Derbyshire Live, the school said it was not expecting students in these bubbles to come back until November.
“This morning we were made aware that a further two members of our school community have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to five people,” it said.
“As one of the cases involved a member of Greece class we closed that bubble immediately and advised parents not to send their child to school.
“The second case related to Jamaica class bubble, that are currently self-isolating and therefore have not been in school since Thursday, October 8.
“We know that you find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Heath England.
“This letter is to inform you of the most up to date situation and provide advice on how to support your child.
“Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.”
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It added that children in Jamaica Class should self-isolate until Friday, October 23, while those in Greece class should do so until Saturday, October 24.
“The small number of children and adults who have been in close contact with the individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus (covid-19) have received a letter informing them that they must stay at home for 14 days,” it added.
A school spokesperson said those who have caught the disease are doing well.
“We can confirm that there have been positive cases at St Laurence CE Primary School and there are currently two classes of children and a number of staff isolating as a precaution,” she said.
“The school is liaising very closely with the local Health Protection Team and following all advice provided. The school continues to support the entire community and is advising parents and staff on how to keep themselves and their families safe.
“The school is liaising with the families of anybody who has tested positive and I am pleased to report that all are recovering well.”