South Yorkshire school closes for a week after confirmed case of Covid-19

A school in Doncaster has closed for a week following a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 7:22 am
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 7:23 am

Outwood Academy Danum announced yesterday, Sunday, June 21, that a ‘member of our academy communiy’ had tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, it said it had chosen to close from Monday, June 22 until Friday, June 26.

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Outwood Academy Danum in Doncaster (pic: Google)

“The closure is a precautionary measure and gives us the opportunity to undertake even greater cleaning of the buildings and site, and we hope to welcome key students back to the academy from Monday, June 29,” it added.

“All students and staff who may have been affected have been contacted, and whilst we have not made this decision lightly, it is borne of our absolute commitment to trying to keep our students, our staff and our community safe.”

The school, on Armthorpe Road, said it had the support of Doncaster’s director of public health, Dr Rupert Suckling.