Nineteen Greater Lincolnshire schools with COVID-19 cases

Nineteen schools in Greater Lincolnshire, as well as Lincoln College, have had positive cases of coronavirus since children returned to school this month.

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed 15 schools, including Lincoln College, have positive cases. All remain open, except for The Pilgrim School in Lincoln, which the council confirmed is closed.

There have also been four confirmed cases at schools in North East Lincolnshire and at least one in North Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is working with 11 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

“All schools are taking the appropriate action, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution.”

In addition, Action for Children who run Spring Nursery at RAF Scampton confirmed last week 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 four confirmed cases in schools.

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 fourth school has 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.

North Lincolnshire Council were asked if there had been any new cases at local schools, but there was no reply by the time of publication.

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