World news – Children sent home after positive coronavirus cases confirmed at Leeds schools


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Positive Covid-19 cases were also confirmed at Roundhay St John’s Church Of England Primary School in North Lane.

A spokesperson for Leeds City Council said: “Isolated cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Leeds schools.

« Each school is following guidance from Public Health England and is being supported by council officers on a case by case basis.

“In some instances the affected bubbles have been collapsed and children and staff within these will now stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

“We can confirm that the Year 9 bubble at Roundhay and the Year 6 bubble at Roundhay St John were yesterday disbanded. Both schools are communicating directly with parents.”

“All schools in Leeds have safety procedures and detailed risk assessments in place to help limit the spread of the virus.”

The government has advised schools to separate pupils into bubbles to reduce contact and limit the transmission of coronavirus.

In secondary schools, the government advice is to separate the bubbles into year groups in order to « enable schools to deliver the full range of curriculum subjects and students to receive specialist teaching. »

This means there is no mixing between the year groups in classrooms, corridors and other open areas.

It also allows schools to easily identify those who may need to self-isolate if someone within the bubble tests positive for the virus

This means if a pupil tests positive in one bubble, only that bubble will need to isolate and not the other bubbles, limiting the impact on each year group.


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