Seven members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus at a primary school in Derby.

Arboretum Primary School in Corden Street has temporarily closed this week to allow the school to be deep-cleaned after having confirmed cases of COVID-19.

It started with one member of staff who reported having symptoms of the virus.

The school was then quick to identify any other members of staff, parents, carers, and children who may have been in contact and instructed them to isolate for the Government’s recommended period of 14 days.

Since then six other members of staff have tested positive for the virus and there have been no reports of parents, carers or children displaying symptoms.

A spokesperson for the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust said "The trust is pleased to confirm that all members of staff affected have experienced only mild symptoms and are recovering well at home."

It is understood that the school has been open to key worker and vulnerable children from other schools, including Derby Cathedral School, since the lockdown began on March 23.

In line with guidance, the school will re-open from Monday June 8, initially to children of key workers and vulnerable children.

The news comes as some children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 returned to primary schools in England on Monday (June 1).

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