Pupils at a school where teachers contracted Covid-19 are being told to self-isolate after a Year 11 student tested positive.

Hertfordshire County Council last week confirmed that two teachers at Bushey Meads School were self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

Further staff members were also told to self-isolate as part of the track and trace protocol.

At the time Bushey Meads school reassured parents that children were safe and claimed no students had been in close contact with the members who were self-isolating.

But parents of Year 11 children were alerted over the weekend that a student had tested positive for Covid-19.

For now, it is not clear where the student may have contracted the virus.

Those said to be in close contact with the pupils affected are being told they will be sent work at home through Google Classroom.

The county council did not respond last Friday when asked if more staff members have tested positive since the original report.

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One parent, who asked not to be named said they were “not filled with confidence” with how the school handled staff testing positive, as parents were originally uninformed.

After the Observer broke the story, executive principal Jeremy Turner sent an email to parents and carers to reassure them about their safety.

In the email, it was explained that parents were not informed as they would never share personal information about any staff sickness.

It was said that no student had been in close contact with the staff members and they did not need to self-isolate.

But once finding out that their son had to self-isolate despite the reassurance, a parent said: “I am very angry with how the school have dealt with this and I fear it’s just the start of an outbreak.

“My son is in Year 11 and this is going to be detrimental to his learning once again.”

When the news broke that two staff members tested positive, another parent believed that the school never intended to release this information.

She said: “I honestly couldn’t believe the school hadn’t thought the news would get out there and they would give us a heads up first.”