Another Sheffield school sends pupils home after confirmed Covid-19 case

Year 10 pupils at King Edward VII School in Sheffield have been asked not to attend after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed among the year group’s students.

Sunday, 20th September 2020, 5:17 pm

Instead the year 10 pupils at the Glossop Road school must self-isolate at home from tomorrow.

A message to those with children at the school said: “A Y10 student has tested positive for COVID-19. All Y10 students must self-isolate and must not attend school on Monday 21 September 2020. Detailed letter to follow.”

Pupils who are self-isolating after coming into contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus must do so for 14 days.

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King Edward VII Upper School building on Glossop Road

Since schools reopened in early September, a number in South Yorkshire have had confirmed cases and sent pupils home to isolate.

When a case of Covid-19 is confirmed at a school, the person with the virus must be immediately sent home to self-isolate.

The school them must contact the government’s coronavirus advice unit for guidance on whether to send anybody else home.