AN ENTIRE class at a primary school in Oxford is self-isolating after a confirmed Covid-19 case.

Headteacher at East Oxford Primary school Russell Kaye confirmed that a Year 5 pupil tested positive over the weekend.

There are no linked cases at the school but their classmates and several children from another class, who have had contact with them, will now self-isolate for two weeks.

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Parents were notified via email on Monday and those with children affected by the measures were sent a separate letter.

Explaining what measures the school has taken Mr Kaye commented: "We were notified by the mother of the child over the weekend.

"There are no linked cases at the school and the pupil caught the virus outisde of our premises.

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"We contacted Public Health England for advice and as a result a Year 5 class and some other pupils at the school have had to self-isolate."

But one concerned parent, whose child goes to East Oxford Primary, argued that the premises should undergo a deep clean and all students should be sent home for two weeks.

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Amir Ali added: "The government says that if children catch coronavirus they will only have mild symptoms but the reality is they might have long-term health conditions afterwards.

"Plus, they might be living with eldery and vulnerable people, who might catch from the kids, which can be life threatening."