A NURSERY has been forced to close its doors after it was made aware of a confirmed case of coronavirus within the nursery.

Hadden Hill Nursery in Didcot will be closed until September Friday 11.

Parents received an email on Sunday announcing the 10-day closure and reassuring them that the building will be thoroughly cleaned.

Public Health England advised the nursery that there had been a case of Covid-19 within the nursery, forcing it to close.

The nursery has not specified whether it is a child or a member of staff with coronavirus.

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Hadden Hill Nursery and Preschool said in an email to parents: “We know you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“This email is to inform you of the current and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.”

The nursery added: “I regret to inform you that Haden Hill nursery will be closed from today. We will plan to reopen on Friday 11 September and the nursery will be cleaned thoroughly before our return.”

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All children attending schools and nurseries were able to go back this week and will all be following social distancing guidelines.

For the next 10 days, while the nursery is closed, parents will be expected to take care of their child.

The nursery has advice on their blog for parents in lockdown with their child to help them juggle working from home and childcare.

The tips include maintaining a daily routine and suggests times for play, food, exercise and story time so parents can plan their working day.

In the email to parents, the nursery advises parents to remain at home for 10 days if their child develops Covid-19 symptoms and for the household to self-isolate and get tested for the virus.