Another local school hit by Covid-19

Another local school hit by Covid-19

Another local school hit by Covid-19

Children and staff at Havelock Academy are now in self-isolation after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Among the measures taken by the school to avoid an outbreak are staggered arrival times and year group bubbles.

Havelock Academy have also recommended students wear face coverings in public areas while at school.

Other schools in North East Lincolnshire have taken similar measures.

However, a number of people who came into close contact with the member of staff are now in self-isolation.

Students affected by the situation will revert back to virtual learning.

Classrooms used by the bubble are also being deep cleaned.

A spokesperson for Havelock Academy said:

“We can confirm that a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

“In line with the DfE and PHE’s advice, all children and staff that have been in close contact are now self-isolating and return to school on October 20.

“A deep clean of the zone and classrooms that the group has been based in is also taking place as a further precautionary measure.

“In the meantime, we will revert to providing virtual learning for all pupils whilst they are at home, so that they can continue their learning.

“The safety of our pupils and staff is our number one priority and we have written to parents to inform them and to reassure them of our processes and practices.”

Earlier this week, at least 78 pupils attending Tollbar and Cleethorpes Academies were forced to self-isolate after four students and two teachers tested positive.

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