Derby school closed after coronavirus infection is confirmed

A Derby secondary school will be closed today due to a positive case of coronavirus, it has been announced.

Pupils from the Landau Forte College have been told to stay at home so the Fox Street school can undergo a deep clean.

It is not clear whether the individual who has the virus is a pupil or a member of staff.

The school is liaising closely with Public Health England and more information about when the school will reopen is likely to be revealed throughout the day.

Landau Forte College principal Allison Brannick wrote to parents and guardians on Tuesday: “I am writing to confirm that unfortunately due to a positive case of COVID-19 Landau Forte College Derby will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday), 16 September 2020, for a deep clean.

“Any staff or students that may have come into contact with the individual have already been informed in line with our risk assessment and government guidance.

“As you know we are absolutely committed to ensuring that our staff and students remain safe and this is a precautionary measure to ensure the continued appropriate management of risk to all staff and students.

“We will upload work on to Show My Homework tomorrow to ensure that our students can continue with their learning.

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“Public Health England have told us they will provide further guidance tomorrow (Wednesday), and in the meantime we ask that you continue to observe the government and NHS guidance.

“I will write again tomorrow (Wednesday) once we have received further advice from Public Health England.”

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News