Bubbles reintroduced at North Lincolnshire secondary school


Bubbles reintroduced at North Lincolnshire secondary school

The Vale Academy secondary school in Brigg has confirmed that students in different year groups would not be allowed to mix at lunch or break times.

Pupils will once again be required to wear masks on buses and in communal areas.

According to the latest available data, North Lincolnshire had the second-highest number of Covid cases per 100,000 of the population in England.

In the seven days to 1 October, North Lincolnshire had 747 cases per 100,000 people.

Although schools still have the option, the government no longer requires year groups to be kept in separate bubbles.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service has said that the enhanced measures at the school are being extended until the end of half term on 22 October.

In a letter to parents, academy principal Nicola Williams laid out the steps that would be taken to stop the spread: “There remain confirmed cases and, as you are aware, we have been working closely with public health.”

“As a result, a mobile testing unit attended the academy for two days this week.”

“As before, your child should continue to attend school unless they develop symptoms of Covid-19 or are unwell.

“If they do develop symptoms, please keep your child at home and book a PCR test for them.”

The Brigg & South Ferriby area has one the highest Covid rates in North Lincolnshire, with the case rate hitting 1009 cases per 100,000 people in the most recent data.

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