Doncaster school forced to close after confirmed case of coronavirus

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Doncaster school forced to close after confirmed case of coronavirus

A school in Doncaster has been forced to close for a week in order to carry out a deep clean following a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Outwood Academy Danum closed yesterday morning, Monday 22 June.

The school has reported that a member of its academic community has tested positive for the virus, but has not disclosed whether it was a teacher or a child.

The school will now remain closed for a week so a deeper clean of the site and buildings can take place.

In a statement the school said:

“Please be aware we have taken the decision to close the Academy from Monday, June 22 for a week as we have been advised that a member of our Academy community has been confirmed as having Covid-19.

“The closure is a precautionary measure and gives us the opportunity to undertake even greater cleaning of the buildings and site.

“We hope to welcome key students back to the Academy from Monday, June 29.

“All students and staff who may have been affected have been contacted, and whilst we have not made this decision lightly, it is borne of our absolute commitment to trying to keep our students, our staff and our community safe.”

The school is expected to reopen on June 29.

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