Five cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Executive Head Teacher at Westlands Secondary School here in Sittingbourne.
Simon Cox confirmed the number of positive cases in a letter to parents last Thursday (8th October). In the letter Mr Cox said: "In all there have been five confirmed cases of Covid here at Westlands Secondaryl. This appears to reflect the increasing infection rates across Swale, although less than 10% of our pupil population are at home due to Covid related issues. Almost all of these of these are isolating merely as a precautionary measure and have no symptoms whatsoever. The cases include two teachers, one of whom has now recovered and three pupils, two from the same household".
Mr Cox added: "The school continues to liaise with the Local Health Protection Team, who are supportive of the measures we have in place and we are communicating with parents on a daily basis. We wish all those who are ill at this time a speedy recovery".