PICKERING Community Infant School has confirmed a positive case of covid-19.

In a letter to parents, the headteacher, Sarah Gillam, said:"Last week I informed you all that there is a member of our school community who has tested positive for coronavirus.

"We fully understand the concern and anxiety that some of you may feel about this.I would like to ask for your trust in school to do our very best for the whole school community within the current guidance and with support from the Department for Education Public Health England and the local authority.

"This is a very distressing time for the person and their family, and,for confidentiality reasons, we will not be sharing any information about who this person is.I can, however, reassure you that we have been in close contact to ensure that the family are managing to get what they need in such difficult circumstances.

"Thank you to everyone for keeping in close contact with school about illnesses and updating us when your child or a member of your household is taking a test due to coronavirus symptoms, "By each and every one of us following the guidance that is in place we are doing everything we can to protect our school and wider community."