Suffolk primary school closes as teacher displays coronavirus symptoms

The school grounds at Tudor Primary School Credit: Tudor Primary School

A Suffolk primary school has temporarily closed today after a teacher began to display symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Tudor Church of England Primary School in Sudbury, run by the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Mult-Academy Trust re-opened to reception, year one and year six pupils on Monday.

The school hopes it will be able to re-open on Monday and said the decision to close was a 'cautious response'.

In a statement on their website, a member of staff said:

The school said it would let parents know if they will reopen on Monday as soon as the staff member has the results from the swab test.

Usually, a person swab tested gets their results within 24 hours of being tested.

It is not known how much contact the staff member has had with children and other staff members or when symptoms began.