A PRE-SCHOOL in Herefordshire has been forced to close its doors temporarily after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

Brockhampton Primary School, near Bromyard, said one member of nursery staff had caught Covid-19 and both her colleagues had been told to self-isolate.

Matthew Mander, headteacher at the school on the Bromyard Downs, said the nursery would be closed from Monday, September 20 for one week.


"Unfortunately, a member of our nursery team has received a confirmed positive PCR test result for Covid-19 today," Mr Mander said in a letter to parents on Sunday (September 19).

"Both her nursery colleagues have received an NHS Track and Trace alert requiring them to self-isolate and so the decision has had to be made to close nursery from Monday until their period of self-isolation ends.

"We are unable to staff the setting with suitably trained and qualified EYFS (Early years foundation stage) staff from elsewhere in the school.

"I am sorry for the disruption this will undoubtedly cause. Nursery will re-open on Monday (September 27)."


Staff would prepare an online remote learning provision, Mr Mander added.

It comes as Herefordshire Council reminded parents not to send their children to school if they have coronavirus symptoms.

Hereford Academy, The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School and Holmer CE Academy have been among the schools to confirm Covid cases, with Kingstone High School and Almeley Primary School currently shut.