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Primary school student Lilly Hemelryk had to isolate herself for the fourth time this school year, despite the negative test.
The 11-year-old girl’s last quarantine was supposed to end on Friday, but yesterday she was told it had been extended from 10 to 14 days because someone had tested positive for coronavirus in her bladder.
She Lilly said she “really bothered her” because she just wanted to spend the last few weeks of the semester with her friends nonstop before entering high school in September.
She said, “I just want to be able to enjoy it without ‘oh, you have to be sent home now’.
“I understand why we obviously have to stay safe and make sure we don’t spread the virus, but that really bothers me.”
Lilly, her only child, lives in Hove, East Sussex, with her parents Joy Persaud, 51, and Simon Hemelryk, 48, both freelance writers.
Ms. Persaud said: “It is difficult to know the impact on your education as it is unprecedented.
“But I don’t see how it helps to keep having ten days off. My main point is when someone is sick to take him away from school. But you can’t have healthy children at home outside of school.
She was “very frustrated” by Lilly and other students in the same position, adding, “This time it’s valuable, they should be doing things that have been postponed for over a year and it seems incredibly unfair.
“We keep hearing that children are resilient and that they can handle it, but has anyone stopped seeing what they really do with children?”