Lincolnshire County Council confirmed on Thursday that three more schools have cases of coronavirus and it is now working with a total of 20.
Lincoln’s Christ’s Hospital School confirmed there was a case of COVID-19 at the school and it has been added to the council’s list, along with Bourne Abbey Primary Academy and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Horncastle.
The council said that the only school currently closed is Cranwell Primary.
Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this Thursday, 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 schools with current confirmed cases:
- Stamford Endowed Schools
- Bourne Westfield Primary
- St John the Baptist Primary School, Spalding
- Lincoln College
- Bardney Primary School
- Cranwell Primary School (closed)
- 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
- Bourne Abbey Primary Academy
- Queen Elizabeth Gramma School, Horncastle
- 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, Scampton Primary School, Ancaster Primary School, Barkston and Syston Primary School, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykheam and Sutton on Sea Primary School have all been removed from the list as they are no longer active cases with Public Health England.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 term resumed on September 3, there have been six confirmed cases in schools.
Phoenix Park Academy in Grimsby has confirmed two cases of coronavirus and has closed one of its sites.
A teacher at Cleethorpes Academy and a pupil at Stallingborough C of E Primary School tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.
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.
The exact number of schools with cases has not yet been disclosed by North Lincolnshire Council, but there is understood to be at least four.
A member of staff at both St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe and Baysgarth School in Barton-upon-Humber tested positive for coronavirus.
Enderby Road Infant School in Scunthorpe also confirmed this week that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
Frederick Gough School, which is a large secondary school in Scunthorpe, was told that a pupil had tested positive for coronavirus last week, but they struggled to get advice from Public Health England, according to Grimsby Live.
The rate of infection has fallen slightly in North Lincolnshire over the last week.
Jilla Burgess-Allen, senior consultant in public health from North Lincolnshire’s Public Health Team, said: “We have seen over the last couple of weeks a number of cases in schools and businesses that mean some pupils and employees have had to isolate.
“There is no doubt that over the coming months this will continue but we can all take the responsibility ourselves to lessen the impact on our schools, our economy and our communities.”