Doncaster school in Coronavirus lock-down

Doncaster school in coronavirus lockdown

A Doncaster school has sent pupils home following Italy ski trip amid fears of a Coronavirus pandemic

A Doncaster school is in a Coronavirus lock-down. Following a school trip to Italy Pupils at one of Doncaster’s largest secondary schools, Hall Cross Academy, have been ordered to stay at home amid fears of a pandemic.

Three schools in Cheshire have also closed over pupils returned from Italy with flu-like symptoms. Cransley School, Brine Leas Academy and Sandbach High School are all closed.

All affected staff and pupils have been instructed to remain at home and self-isolate for 14-days.

Principal Simon Swain has said that “following advice from Public Health England, we have asked staff and students who attended the half term ski trip to Italy to remain at home and self isolate for 14 days.”

In a letter, he reassured parents that the school has “no confirmed cases of Coronavirus amongst any members of the school community and the above action has been taken as a precaution having taken advice.”

“Students who did not attend the ski trip should continue to attend school unless they develop symptoms as detailed in previous correspondence.

A statement issued by the school can be read here.

229 people in Northern Italy have tested positive for Coronavirus, where they are also in a state of lock-down. The virus has now spread to Southern Italy, and the UK has 13 confirmed cases.

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