Staff infections force Derby primary school to close for a week

A Derby primary school has announced it is closing for more than a week due to coronavirus.

Breadsall Hill Top Primary School says a second staff member has tested positive for the virus.

The closure starts from today, Friday, October 2 and the school will not reopen until Monday, October 12.

It is not clear if pupils will receive lessons from home during the closure period.

A notice to parents on the school’s website and newsletter from headteacher Mr Lawrence says: “A 2nd adult working in school has tested positive for Covid-19.

“To eradicate any opportunity for the virus to spread in school, we must regrettably implement a full school closure.

“All children and staff will be required to self-isolate until the end of Friday 9th October in line with government guidance.

“School will reopen again on Monday 12th October. If anyone should show any of the Covid-19 symptoms during this time, they should immediately book a test and notify the school that they are having a test, and also the result of that test.

“School closure is a precautionary step to ensure the health and welfare of every member of our school community.

“We continue to work closely with Public Health England.”


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News