Hundreds of Derbyshire schoolchildren are told to stay at home

Hundreds of Derbyshire schoolchildren have been told to stay at home today after several schools confirmed positive cases of Covid-19.

A number schools in the county have informed parents of coronavirus infections among pupils or staff, with some telling entire year groups to self-isolate.

They include Lees Brook Community School, in Chaddesden, where around 200 pupils have been told to self-isolate for three weeks after one of their year group tested positive for coronavirus.

Officially, pupils in year 11 at the Morley Road school should self-isolate until Thursday, October 22 but most schools in Derby break up for half-term the following day.

Wilsthorpe School, in Long Eaton, has announced that all year 9 pupils should not go into school today, after a student from the year group contracted the virus.

Elsewhere, all year 8 pupils who attend Netherthorpe School, in Staveley, have been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

The news comes after the school confirmed its third positive coronavirus case in the last fortnight.

While an entire year group at a Chesterfield high school have been informed they must stay at home today due to a third confirmed Covid-19 case at the school.

St Mary’s Catholic High School in Upper Newbold, tweeted last night to say: “Urgent notice to Year 12. All Year 12 students must stay at home tomorrow following confirmation of a third positive case this evening”.

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Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News