A CHILD at a Bournemouth primary school has a tested positive for coronavirus.

The headteacher of Kingsleigh Primary School in Hadow Road contacted parents and parents on Monday afternoon following guidance from Public Health England.

James Lumber said the school remains open and children should continue to come to school if they feel well.

A letter from Mr Lumber said: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

“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 be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

“The school remains open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

“We have notified parent/carers of the relevant class/es of the actions we require them to take and explained how we will be in contact regarding free school meal entitlements, support and learning for their child at home.”

Mr Lumber said an additional deep clean and anti-bacterial fogging would take place of “all relevant area” alongside the school’s robust daily cleaning programme.

He added: “I thank you for your continued support through what is clearly a very challenging situation for us all. If more information or guidance is received from Public Health England tonight or tomorrow I will update you all ASAP.”