Teachers and pupils self-isolating as another Sheffield primary school announces Covid-19 case
Teachers and pupils at another Sheffield primary school are isolating after a positive Covid-19 case.
Lowfield Primary School is the latest to announce a positive test result, with Year 3 children and staff now isolating as a precaution.
Dozens of schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire have students, teachers and staff isolating at home for two weeks to reduce the spread of the virus.
Sheffield is now on the Government’s coronavirus watchlist as the number of confirmed cases in the city continues to rise.
The city was added to the list as ‘area of concern’ on Friday, September 11 and is currently at the first of three ‘stages’ for areas with high infection rates.
If things worsen, local lockdowns are among the options available.
The number of positive cases has been rising nationally, in particular in Yorkshire, where there were 9,453 confirmed cases between June 29 and September 8.
The North West was the only region in England which recorded more positive cases during this period.
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.