A positive covid test was reported within the school community at Friars School on Cannon Street in Salford on Wednesday and the Primary has been closed until Monday whilst a thorough deep clean takes place.
Parents have been urged to have their children tested at the local pop up testing site at Broughton Hub, although it is unknown if it is a pupil or a staff member who has tested positive.
The school was closed to all but Early Years, Reception and Yellow Room pupils with years 1-6 being told to stay at home.
Teachers should have contacted parents with regards to home learning by now.
Head Teacher Michael Earnshaw, said in a letter:
"A member of our school community has tested positive for Covid 19. We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who have been in close contact with the affected case and have recommended that they stay at home and self-isolate until 10 days after their last contact.
"We are working closely with Salford’s Public Health Team to reduce the risk of infection for all children and staff."
"We are requesting that all pupils get tested so that we can identify any further cases in school. Please see the attached letter regarding a pop-up site at Broughton Hub."
The school is urging parents to have their children tested for Covid with the lab analysed PCR tests so that any further cases can be identified.
As pupils head back to school it is inevitable that cases will manifest from time to time. All schools in Salford have strict protocols in place to deal with such situations and to limit the impact on pupils as much as possible.
Meanwhile, vaccinations across the City continue and are expected to gather pace in the coming weeks as more jabs are made available. The fantastic work by the NHS and Spirit of Salford Network volunteers has meant that Salford is ahead of the curve on vaccinations.
Most areas of Salford have seen a drop in cases but Higher Broughton and some surrounding areas still remains a cause for concern.