CORONAVIRUS: Boston primary school shuts completely for two weeks as five cases now confirmed

A Boston primary school is to close for the next two weeks after a total of five positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed there.
43 schools in county now affected43 schools in county now affected
43 schools in county now affected

Hawthorn Tree Primary had initially sent its reception bubble home for two weeks after one case was confirmed at the beginning of last week.

But four more cases came to light during the week, and the headteacher told parents last week he was closing the school for two weeks.

The closure will finish as half term starts, which means pupils will not now return until Monday 2 November.

As of Friday, there were 43 schools and colleges across the county with current confirmed coronavirus cases.

These include Boston High School, Haven High and Boston College as well as Hawthorn Tree.

The Boston College case did not require any other students to isolate, as it was an adult learner who had not been in contact with other students during his infectious period.

Andy Fox, consultant in public health for the county, said on Friday: "As of this morning, Lincolnshire's Health Protection Team is currently working with 43 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

“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."

Lincolnshire schools and colleges with current confirmed cases:

· Lincoln College (open)

· Queen Elizabeth High School, Gainsborough (open)

· Hackthorn Primary School (open)

· Kesteven and Sleaford High School (open)

· Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School (open)

· Lincoln Christ's Hospital School (open)

· Priory City of Lincoln Academy (open)

· St Helena's Primary School, Willoughby (open)

· Somercotes Academy, North Somercotes (open)

· The Deepings School (open)

· Lincoln Castle Academy (open)

· Lincoln Carlton Academy (open)

· Bluecoat Meres Academy, Grantham (closed)

· Boston High School (open)

· The Meadows Primary School, Lincoln (open)

· Waddington All Saints Academy (open)

· Dunholme St Chad's Primary School (open)

· Kesteven and Grantham Girls School (open)

· Hogsthorpe Primary Academy (open)

· Cliffedale Primary School, Grantham (open)

· Gosberton House Academy (open)

· Bassingham Pre-School (open)

· Barrowby Primary School (open)

· Billingborough Primary School (open)

· Priory LSST, Lincoln (open)

· Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham (open)

· Boston College (open)

· Hawthorn Tree School, Boston (open)

· Caistor Yarborough Academy (open)

· Haven High Academy, Boston (open)

· Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford (open)

· St George's Academy, Sleaford (open)

· St Peter and St Paul Academy, Lincoln (open)

· Kirkstone House School, Baston (open)

· North Kesteven Academy, North Hykeham (open)

· Stamford Endowed Schools (open)

· Manor Leas Junior School, Lincoln (open)

· St Hugh's Catholic Primary, Lincoln (open)

· Ermine Academy, Lincoln (open)

· St Giles Academy, Lincoln (open)

· Branston Community Academy (open)

· Grantham College (open)

· Kelsey Primary School (open)