Scunthorpe school responds after positive Covid-19 case

Scunthorpe school announces second Covid case 

Scunthorpe school responds after positive Covid-19 case

An infants school in Scunthorpe has responded to a newly identified positive Covid-19 case with additional safety measures.

According to parents Headteacher of Enderby Road Infants School, Mrs Goulthorpe, issued a letter yesterday, informing them that a number of pupils had been instructed to self-isolate after the case was detected.

The letter reads:

“We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

“We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

“The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case have been contacted and will be staying at home for 14 days.

“PHE advice says that all others not in direct contact with individual should continue to attend school.

“The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well. Staff continue to ensure safety measures are in place.”

It is currently unknown whether the person who tested positive is a member of staff or a pupil.

Children and staff who have been in direct contact with the individual have been notified directly, and will be required to isolate for 14 days.

The school remains open to all other children, providing that they feel well.

This news follows a recent government update that teachers and other members of school staff have been placed on the priority list for coronavirus testing.

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