Two Islington primary school teachers ‘self-isolate’ – as headteacher warns vulnerable kids should stay at home

PUBLISHED: 13:27 13 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:39 13 March 2020

Coronavirus is spreading across the UK. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Coronavirus is spreading across the UK. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

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Two teachers at an Islington primary school are self-isolating – and the headteacher says parents should keep vulnerable or unwell kids at home.

Laycock Primary School, off Upper Street, today told parents two staff members are in voluntary isolation after experiencing 'flu-like symptoms' which could be coronavirus.

Headteacher Suzanne Bate has sent a message to carers, stating: 'Please be reassured that the school is following the latest government guidelines regarding coronavrius. Today we have two staff members who are absent due to self-isolation, If your child is vulnerable or has a high temperature please keep them at home.'

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