Spalding High School as seen on Google Street View.

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Spalding school

Spalding High School is the first in the area to have reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 following the return of pupils.

The Stonegate school, which remains open, sent a letter to all parents yesterday (Monday) stating a pupil had been sent home after testing positive for the virus.

The letter states “This morning we have notified the Sixth Form that a fellow student tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

“The school acted swiftly to identify the contacts of the student and informed them of the need to self-isolate and follow the government ‘Stay At Home’ guidance.

“We notified Public Health England are are following their advice.

“The sixth form zone has been deep cleaned and school is open as normal.

“I must emphasise to all students and parents/carers that students must not attend school if they experience any of the COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild.

“The symptoms are, a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (ansomia).

“Students have also been reminded of the basic public health messages that will reduce the risk of transmission or likelihood of being picked up as a close contact and therefore needing to self-isolate: Students must face forward all times in class when sitting next to each other and not work face-to-face, the two metre distance must be kept at all times when outside of the classroom, there must be no physical or close contact.”

Head teacher Mrs Michele Anderson, said: “We were notified of a confirmed positive test on Sunday afternoon and the School worked swiftly to identify and notify contacts.

“The year group zone was deep cleaned overnight and the school fully functioning on Monday.

“We have worked closely with the Local Authority and Public Health teams and are following advice.”

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