Gainsborough
September 18, 2020 4.18 pm

Gainsborough high school student tests positive for COVID-19

The student has been out of school for some time

A Year 11 student at a school in Gainsborough has tested positive for coronavirus.

David Allsop, who is headteacher at Queen Elizabeth’s High School on Morton Terrace, said in a statement to parents that the student has not been in school since developing symptoms.

The school was advised that no action is required at this stage because the student has been out of school for some time.

No other students in their bubble need to be sent home.

The school remains open to all other pupils, but said it will monitor the situation closely.

Latest in Lincolnshire

The school was the latest added to Lincolnshire County Council’s list of 15 with confirmed cases of coronavirus. All remain open, with the exception of The Pilgrim School in Lincoln which is closed.

The King’s School in Grantham has been removed from the list as it is no longer an active case with Public Health England.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 15 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.”

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 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.

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