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Which schools in Peterborough have had a positive Covid-19 case?

Pupils from various schools in Peterborough have self-isolated due to a positive Covid-19 case, including Arthur Mellows Village College, Woodston Primary School and Nene Park Academy.
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Arthur Mellows Village College has had students self-isolate due to a positive Covid-19 case (photo by Google)

In line with the government guidelines, students or teachers who have a positive coronavirus test must self-isolate for two weeks, as must the people they may have been in contact with. 

Since schools reopened in September, various locations have had to have students isolating. Some of these include: 

Middleton Primary

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Arthur Mellows Village College

Nene Park Academy

Stanground Academy

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Old Fletton Primary

Woodston Primary

Woodston Primary School are the latest to announce that some students must self-isolate, namely Year 5, after a student tested positive for Covid-19. 

The school wrote in a letter to parents: "We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child may have been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance, we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Monday, October 5 (14 days after the child who tested positive was last in school) to reduce the further spread of Covid-19 to others in the community.

"If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation (Friday, October 2) then they can return to their usual activities."

Measures have been put in place to ensure the virus isn't easily spreadable in schools, including maintaining a social bubble in classrooms and maintaining hygiene standards. 

A spokesperson from Peterborough City Council confirmed that schools are abiding by a complete risk assessment which has already been reviewed. 

They said: "All our schools are fully complying and meeting the ‘System of Controls’ as set out by government. Each school has completed a risk assessment which has been reviewed and signed off by the Local Authority before they could open to all year groups.

"They are working in Public Health and Local Authority-approved bubbles, and are following a Test & Trace process that has been agreed by our schools, LA leaders and colleagues from Public Health England. All our schools remain open at present and our rates of confirmed positive cases remain low."





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