Live updates as Derby secondary school confirms Covid-19 infection

A student from a Derby secondary school has tested positive for coronavirus, the school’s headteacher has announced.

Staff at the City of Derby Academy, in Sinfin, were informed the pupil had a confirmed case of coronavirus on Monday afternoon, head teacher Phil Smith said in a letter to parents.

Students who have been in close contact with the individual concerned have been told to self isolate for 14 days and study from home.

The school will remain open for the rest of the students.

The letter, published on the school’s website, says: “Our immediate thoughts are with the student and their family and I am sure you with join me in passing on our best wishes. I can confirm that the student is well.

“We have worked closely with the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE) to agree on the following measures that have been put in place.”

Meanwhile, from Thursday evening all pubs, bars, restaurants and other venues in England will be required to close by 10pm.

Other new measures are set to be announced in due course with Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation on TV tonight.

We will update you with the latest health news and announcements below.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News