First nursery COVID-19 case confirmed in Lincoln

A child at a nursery near Lincoln has tested positive for coronavirus in what is believed to be the first nursery case in the county since the autumn return.

Action for Children, which runs Spring Nursery at RAF Scampton, confirmed that a child who last attended on Wednesday, September 2 tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

The nursery remains open and kids in the child’s group have been asked to stay at home to self-isolate. Children who need to be tested will be contacted.

The room used by the child has been closed with immediate effect for 48 hours and will be deep cleaned before reopening.

An Action for Children spokesperson said: “A child who last attended the nursery at RAF Scampton on Wednesday 2nd September tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

“Upon being informed by the parent of the positive test, nursery staff informed the local health protection team for advice and following government guidance, the setting remains open.

“All nursery staff and children in the child’s group have been asked to stay at home to self-isolate. The room used by the child has been closed with immediate effect for 48 hours and will be deep cleaned before reopening.”

The county council said it was not aware of any other confirmed cases in nurseries at this time.

This was the second case announced in the Scampton area on Tuesday after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus at Scampton C of E Primary School.

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