A COLLEGE has admitted that one of its teacher ‘failed to follow correct procedures’ after taking a coronavirus test.

A concerned parent contacted this paper to say that a teacher at EMBS Community College’s Cowley centre continued to teach after taking a test, which then returned positive.

Government advice states a person must self-isolate until they get their result, if getting a test because symptoms have been displayed.

Furthermore, the parent said the teacher reportedly went for the test without telling the college, until it came back positive.

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A spokesperson for the college said: “As soon as we were informed that a member of staff had tested positive for Covid, we liaised with Oxfordshire County Council and the Department for Education, and followed the appropriate guidelines, including informing close contacts to self-isolate for 14 days and updating all students, parents and carers.

“Unfortunately, the member of staff in question failed to follow correct procedures.

“Appropriate action has taken place to ensure it will not happen again.

“We would like to apologise for any distress this has caused to any staff, students, parents and carers.

“We take the safety and welfare of our staff and students seriously and would encourage anyone with any concerns to get in touch to discuss the matter further. ”