Two more Sleaford area schools report coronavirus cases

The number of schools in Lincolnshire currently affected by positive cases of coronavirus among staff and students has risen again.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: “As of this morning, Lincolnshire’s Health Protection Team is currently working with 100 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.”

That is an increase of five from yesterday, although these may be only individual cases leading to class or year group bubbles having to stay at home and self isolate.

Mr Fox said: “All schools are taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution where necessary.

“The majority of schools remain fully open, and those affected are working really well to limit both the risk of the virus spreading and the impact on the pupils’ education.”

Schools newly affected in the Sleaford area are Cranwell Primary School and Billingborough Primary School. Both remain open to other student year groups. Both have had positive cases previously too but those isolation periods had ended. There are five other local schools currently affected, all remaining open: Ruskington Chestnut Street Primary Academy, William Alvey School, Sleaford, Carre’s Grammar School, St George’s Academy, Sleaford and Kesteven and Sleaford High School.