Parents at Cleethorpes school given advice over case of Covid-19

Parents given advice after Covid case at Cleethorpes infant school

Parents at Cleethorpes school given advice over case of Covid-19

Parents in Cleethorpes have been advised of a confirmed case of Covid-19 linked to Signhills Infant Academy.

The headteacher of the adjacent Signhills Academy junior school, Steve Carr, in a letter yesterday (Wednesday), said it was within the Signhills Infant Academy community, however no pupils or staff have been advised to self-isolate as a result of the case.

Both schools remain open.

Mr Carr said: “I know that you may find this concerning, but Mrs Majer (head teacher of the infant academy) has taken advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England and we are continuing to liaise regarding the situation.

“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.”

He continued that the person who had tested positive was not in the school during the four days leading up to symptoms developing and that the time when people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are infectious to others is from 48 hours before their onset of symptoms to 10 days afterwards (or from 48 hours prior to the date of their test to 10 days afterwards if they have had no symptoms). Only people who come into contact with them during this time need to be advised to self-isolate.

“No pupils or staff from either school have been advised to self-isolate as a result of this case,” said Mr Carr. “Both schools remain open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.

“We continue to implement measures within school to keep staff and pupils safe, including enhanced cleaning and social distancing between class bubbles and between adults.

“Please help us maintain safety for everyone by continuing to follow social distancing guidance when dropping off and collecting your child, and by keeping to your allocated time slot – not arriving early or late.”

Parents were advised what to do if their child developed symptoms of Covid-19,  including that they must not go to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

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