London coronavirus: Ursuline Preparatory School in Wimbledon forced to close after teacher tests positive #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #UrsulinePreparatorySchool #London #Wimbledon #quarantine #epidemic

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A school in Wimbledon, Merton has closed after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.

Ursuline Preparatory School told parents on Tuesday morning (March 11) that it would be closed for the day after a teacher at the school tested positive with Covid-19 on Monday night (March 10).

Chris McGrath, the school’s headteacher, sent a statement to parents explaining the school is now in the process of identifying others who may have come into contact with the infected teacher.

Mr McGrath said: “We have a confirmed case of Covid-19 amongst the staff in the school.

“This information was received late last night and I have been in communication with the relevant medical authorities since then.

“As a result, I’m sorry to say that we cannot open the school today. We must identify any adults who need to self-isolate.

“I will contact you again as soon as I have further information. I know that this will cause real difficulties for many of you, but please understand we have no alternative.”

The school, on The Downs, is a Roman Catholic school that teaches children up until Year 6. It also has a nursery.

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