Sheffield school confirms outbreak of three new Covid-19 cases

Children have been sent home to self-isolate from a school in Sheffield after three people tested positive for Covid-19.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 1:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 1:52 pm

Emmaus Catholic and Church of England Primary School on Southend Road confirmed there three people had tested positive for coronavirus at the premises and parents had been informed.

The school, which teaches 346 students, would not verify whether it was staff or pupils who had tested positive for the virus.

It responded after a parent raised concerns about Emmaus’ handling of the outbreak, saying siblings of students who had been forced to self isolate were allowed to continue attending school.

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There have been three confirmed Covid-19 cases at Emmaus Catholic and Church of England Primary School in Sheffield

When a pupil tests positive for coronavirus, the infected person must be sent home immediately to self-isolate and any students who came into contact with them are required to self-isolate for 14 days, according to Public Health England.

The school should then contact the Government’s coronavirus advice unit to find out whether more students need to be sent home.

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