Headteacher issues advice to parents as Sheffield school announces Covid-19 case

Another Sheffield school has announced that a pupil has tested positive for Covid-19.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 9:01 am

King Ecgbert School in Dore informed parents and carers yesterday that a child tested positive after feeling unwell over the weekend.

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The Year 8 pupil did not return to school on Monday and a test later confirmed that the child had contracted coronavirus.

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King Ecgbert School, Dore, Sheffield

In a letter, head teacher Paul Haigh said: “We have been made aware of a Year 8 student in our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“We know that you may find this concerning and we 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. Please be reassured that for most people Covid-19 will be a mild illness.

"There are a small number of students who have been identified as close contacts of the case and they are currently self-isolating as per government guidelines.”

Confirmed cases have been announced at a number of other schools in Sheffield, including Abbeyfield Primary School in Pitsmoor; King Edward VII School in Broomhill; Birkdale School’s Sixth Form; Chaucer School in Parson Cross and Hillsborough Primary School in Hillsborough.

Children at Bramley Sunnyside Junior School, Bramley, Rotherham, were sent home to self-isolate for two weeks after a dinner lady tested positive but they have since been allowed back to school after new advice from Public Health England.

There has also been a case confirmed at Athersley South Primary School in Barnsley.

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