Lincolnshire County Council is currently working with 20 schools that have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with William Farr School in Welton and Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School the latest on the list.
In addition to the council’s data, Branston Community Academy sent an urgent message to parents on Tuesday saying it had been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
The school said it has identified that Year 9 and the 573 bus students may have been in close contact with the affected child. Those students must now stay at home and self-isolate until October 5.
Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School confirmed on Tuesday that there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days, but the school remains open.
Andy Fox, consultant in public health, 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.”
Schools with current confirmed cases:
- Stamford Endowed Schools
- Ancaster Primary School
- Bourne Westfield Primary
- St John the Baptist Primary School, Spalding
- Barkston and Syston Primary School
- Lincoln College
- Bardney Primary School
- Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, North Hykeham
- Cranwell Primary School (closed)
- Sutton on Sea Primary School
- Queen Elizabeth High School, Gainsborough
- Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School, Grantham
- Hackthorn Primary School
- Kesteven and Sleaford High School
- Lincoln UTC
- Ellison Boulters Academy, Scothern
- Ermine Academy, Lincoln
- Tower Road Academy, Boston
- William Farr School, Welton
- Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School
- Branston Community Academy
- Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School
The King’s School in Grantham, The Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe, Spalding High School, The Pilgrim School in Lincoln and Scampton Primary School have all been removed from the list as they are no longer active cases with Public Health England.
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.
There has been at least one case in North Lincolnshire after a member of staff at St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe tested positive.