A complete yr group from a highschool in Wigan is having to self-isolate following a confirmed case of coronavirus.
12 months eight pupils at Dean Belief in Wigan have been despatched residence on Monday morning consistent with Public Well being England tips.
A pupil examined optimistic for coronavirus over the weekend and now each baby from that yr group should keep residence till Monday, September 21.
The varsity says the pupils despatched residence – understood to be round 200 – will now undertake residence studying, whereas all different yr teams will proceed to function usually.
Public Well being England have additionally instructed that fast household of the self-isolating pupils don’t must self-isolate and siblings of these in 12 months eight can attend faculty as regular.
James Haseldine, government headteacher of Dean Belief Wigan, mentioned: “We’re utterly assured that every one procedures have been adopted, in accordance with all our pre-planning and danger assessments, carried out in accordance with Public Well being England tips.
“Pupils have been saved in bubbles, so it’s enterprise as traditional for all different yr teams, and the varsity may also proceed to supply high-quality residence studying for these kids who’re self-isolating.”
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Chief government Tarun Kapur mentioned: “It’s massively disappointing that we’re having to ship kids residence so quickly after re-opening. Nevertheless, we’ll all the time observe Public Well being England’s recommendation to maintain our faculty neighborhood secure. We hope that that is an remoted incident.”
It comes after plenty of different colleges throughout Higher Manchester have despatched courses and yr teams residence following their very own confirmed circumstances of Covid-19.