An whole yr group has been despatched residence from a Gateshead college due to coronavirus.

All yr 10 college students have been informed to self-isolation after one ‘member of the varsity neighborhood’ examined constructive for the virus at Heworth Grange college.

A letter, issued on Friday, mentioned the pupils, aged 14 and 15, have been informed to keep at residence till October 29.

Pupils who really feel properly at the top of the 14 days will likely be in a position to return to college, and anybody who feels unwell throughout the isolation interval is requested to take a Covid-19 check.

However, all college students have been informed to observe the complete isolation interval, even when they’d a adverse check end result throughout that point.

In an additional letter to dad and mom, head trainer Allie Denholm mentioned: “A member of our college neighborhood has examined constructive for Covid-19. We have been working carefully with the Public Health Team to perform a full threat evaluation and now we have determined that yr 10 college students want to isolate for 14 days.

“Students in years 7,8,9,11 and 13 aren’t a part of this bubble due to this fact don’t want to make any change to their regular routine, together with college attendance.

“We are already taking applicable motion to clear affected areas throughout the varsity. All applicable measures are in place in step with the steerage offered to make sure the well being and security of our communities.

“As a end result, the Public Health Team have confirmed that it continues to be secure for the varsity to stay open, and that every one college students who aren’t in yr 10 ought to proceed to attend college, together with siblings of yr 10 college students.”

It’s the primary time a full yr has been despatched residence at the varsity since reopening in September.

On October 5, “shut contacts” of 1 confirmed case have been contacted particularly and informed to self-isolate.



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