More students sent home as Sheffield school announces THIRD positive Covid-19 case

A third Covid-19 case has been announced at a Sheffield school, with yet more students sent home to isolate.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 9:03 am

Last week, positive cases were announced in Year 8 and Year 11, and yesterday the school revealed there was also a case in Year 12.

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In a letter to parent and carers, headteacher Linda Gooden said: “Today, I have been informed that one member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19.

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King Edward VII School in Sheffield has three confirmed cases of Covid-19

“I am working with the Public Health Team to respond to and manage this case.

“Please be reassured that for most people Covid-19 will be a mild illness.

“The student who has tested positive for Covid-19 is in Year 12. This means that all students in the student’s Post 16 classes must stay at home from Monday, September 14 and self-isolate for 14 days.

“Three teaching groups are affected by this Covid-19 case - 12A Physics 1, 12B Mathematics 1 and 12C Economics 1.

“If a student is in one of these groups they must self-isolate for 14 days and return to school on Thursday, September 24.

“Students in these classes have already been informed of this situation.

“All other Year 12 students must attend School as normal and adhere to all the safeguarding measures that are in place.

“I would like to remind parents and carers that your child should not come to school if they start to display any of the Covid-19 symptoms.

“Students who are self-isolating will need to continue to access their subjects and learning. Teachers will deliver online lessons.”

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