Lincoln
September 21, 2020 5.13 pm

Eight more Lincolnshire schools have coronavirus cases

Four in the city area too

Eight more schools in Lincolnshire have had positive cases of coronavirus since Friday, including four in the Lincoln area.

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed 20 schools currently have positive cases.

The latest additions to the council’s list are Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School (Grantham), Hackthorn Primary School, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Lincoln UTC, Ellison Boulters Academy (Scothern), Ermine Academy (Lincoln) and Tower Road Academy (Boston).

All 20 schools remain open, except for Cranwell Primary School and The Pilgrim School in Lincoln, although the latter is preparing to reopen on Tuesday, September 22.

William Farr School in Welton is not in the latest list from the council, but a letter was sent to parents from headteacher Jonathan Knowler on Monday, September 21, which has been seen by The Lincolnite.

The letter confirmed that a child from the school has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.

Public Health England have told the school that students and staff do not need to self-isolate as the child has not been in school for the last 10 days.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 20 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

“All schools are taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution.”

Lincolnshire

The King’s School in Grantham, The Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe and Spalding High School have all been removed from the list as they are no longer active cases with Public Health England.

In addition, Action for Children who run Spring Nursery at RAF Scampton confirmed earlier this month that one of the children tested positive for coronavirus.

North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council said that since schools went back on September 3, there have been five confirmed cases in schools, which is up by one on last week’s figure.

A teacher at Cleethorpes Academy and a pupil at Stallingborough C of E Primary School tested positive for COVID-19.

A child in Year 6 at Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy also tested positive.

The other two schools have not yet been publicly named.

North Lincolnshire

There has been at least one case in North Lincolnshire after a member of staff at St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe tested positive.

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