Sheffield school reports FOUR positive Covid-19 cases since reopening last week

A Sheffield school has four confirmed Covid-19 cases, with staff and students isolating at home to reduce the spread of the virus.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 1:28 pm

King Ecgbert School in Dore said it has had ‘four positive cases reported’ since schools reopened last week, but one was a student who has not yet returned after the summer break.

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King Ecgbert School, Dore

Downing Street said 99 per cent of England’s schools have reopened following the coronavirus lockdown with only a ‘very small’ number remaining closed due to Covid-19 outbreaks.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The indications are that around 99 per cent of schools expected to open have done so.

“There is a very small number of schools which have asked some or all of their pupils to remain at home.

“Those schools are following the published guidance and ensuring that where there is a positive case swift action is taken.

“Children who are self-isolating continue to receive remote education from home.”

A number of schools in Sheffield have announced confirmed Covid-19 cases, including Abbeyfield Primary School, Pitsmoor; King Edward VII School, Broomhill; Birkdale School, Broomhill; Chaucer School, Parson Cross; Hillsborough Primary School, Hillsborough; Meersbrook Bank Primary School, Meersbrook; King Ecgbert School, Dore; Sheffield Springs Academy, Arbourthorne; Watercliffe Meadow Community Primary School, Shirecliffe; Parkwood E-ACT Academy, Shirecliffe; Lowfield School, Lowfield; Birley Academy, Birley; Birley Spa Primary Academy, Hackenthorpe; Outwood Academy City, Stradbroke; Tapton School, Tapton; Aston Academy, Aston.

Cases have also been reported in Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley.

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