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Lincoln school stays open despite COVID-19 bubble burst

A year six pupil and his ‘bubble’ are now self-isolating

By Local Democracy Reporter

A Lincoln primary school will stay open despite having one of its “social bubbles” burst by coronavirus.

St Faith & St Martin Church of England junior school on Hampton Street in Lincoln reopened on Monday, June 1 for year six pupils.

Students have been split into learning ‘bubbles’ of six as part of the measures put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus.

A day after reopening on Monday, a parent of one of the students tested positive for COVID-19.

The child in question was asked to remain at home and seek a test, which has now been confirmed as positive.

Mr Kyle, headteacher at St Faith & St Martin, said: “The pupil has now also tested positive, and, in line with the government guidance, children in the pupil’s ‘bubble’ have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days, just in case.

“Parents have been informed, and the school remains open to children in our other ‘bubbles’.”