Somercotes and Theddlethorpe academy ‘bubbles’ in self-isolation after positive Covid cases

A small number of students and staff at Somercotes Academy and Theddlethorpe Academies have been asked to self-isolate following positive Covid-19 cases, which were confirmed at the weekend.

Olly Tedford (Year 6) washing his hand at Theddlethorpe Academy. (Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures Ltd.)

At Theddlethorpe Academy, one member of the school community has tested positive and, as a result, one class bubble involving Years 1 and 2, and Years 3 and 4 have been asked to self-isolate. This involves 42 children and three members of staff.

At Somercotes Academy, one member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19 and, as a result, eight students have been asked to self-isolate.

Susan Cook, Principal of Theddlethorpe Academy, said: “We want to reassure parents that we have followed advice from Public Health England and the DfE (Department for Education) in responding to this matter immediately.

“We have followed national public health guidance around preventing the spread of coronavirus in school.

“Social distancing, frequent hand washing, and regular cleaning is being rigorously practised right across the Academy, and we have robust risk assessments in place.”

Frances Green, Principal of Somercotes Academy, added: “Letters have been sent to all parent and carers of those affected. The Academy remains open and pupils should still attend if they remain well and have not been asked to isolate.

“However, we must all remain extremely vigilant and we urge everyone to continue to comply with our strict safety measures at all times, which include the wearing of masks in communal areas.”