September 21, 2020 11.23 am This story is over 15 months old

Lincoln special school reopening after coronavirus case

Staff tested positive for COVID-19

A special school in Lincoln will reopen on Tuesday after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month.

Staff from The Pilgrim School on Carrington Drive in Lincoln received a positive test result for COVID-19 on September 9, so pupils and staff had to self-isolate at home.

It was the only school showing as closed in Lincolnshire County Council’s list of confirmed cases at schools in the county.

The Lincoln site has had a deep clean and will reopen on Tuesday, September 22.

The school also has two satellite sites in Louth and Amber Hill, Boston, but they remained open.

Headteacher Steve Barnes said: “The safety of our staff and pupils is our top priority, and we have a range of measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. We will, of course, be monitoring the situation closely and keeping parents informed.”

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