Sheffield school confirms Covid-19 case

A Sheffield school has a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the first week that children were allowed back for lessons.

By Claire Lewis
Saturday, 5th September 2020, 8:53 am

Parents and carers of children at Chaucer School in Parson Cross were made aware of the case in a letter sent out yesterday.

One of the ‘bubbles’ of students at the secondary school has been ‘temporarily closed’ as a result of the case, according headteacher Scott Burnside.

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Children have been grouped into ‘bubbles’ which are kept apart to reduce contact between pupils during the school day.

In his letter, Mr Burnside said the school has followed advice from Public Health England and ’all relevant action has been taken’.

His letter states: “We have been notified that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

“We cannot provide information or detail on individual cases, however please be assured that all Public Health England advice has been followed and as a result this has led to the temporary closure of one of the group ‘bubbles’ in the school.

”If you have not been contacted directly then your child can continue their normal activities.”

The letter continues: “Group ‘bubbles’ within the school are separated within our large building and grounds; they do not come into contact with each other throughout the day.

"Social, protective bubbles are a way of enabling us to isolate and reduce virus transmission if a case is identified at any time.

“The health and safety of everyone in school is our priority and key concern.”

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