Two more Doncaster schools report positive Covid-19 cases bringing total to at least three

Two more Doncaster schools have reported positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the number of schools in Doncaster affected by coronavirus to at least three.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 11:04 am

Plover Primary School in Intake and Canon Popham in Edenthorpe have both alerted parents and pupils to coronavirus cases within the school.

In a letter to parents Plover headteacher Jayne Ogle, wrote: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

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Plover Primary and Canon Popham schools have reported positive Covid-19 cases.

“We know that you may find this concerning but are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

“The year group affected (Year 5) will begin 14 days of self-isolation as they have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case.

“The school remains open to Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Your child should continue to attend if they remain well.”

“I am sure you will join me in wishing our year 5 child a speedy recovery.”

Meanwhile, Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy in Church Balk, Edenthorpe has told parents that the school is still safe to attend.

Head Alison Navas, in a letter to parents, said: “I am writing to inform you that we have been notified that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is not directly related to your child’s class/

group/bubble.

"We are also aware that the source of this case was NOT the school, but an external contact.

“The social distancing and other control measures we have put in place in school, mean that this does not directly affect your child and school continues to be safe for your child to attend.

"We have worked with the Local Health Protection team who have advised that the school should remain open, though the class bubble involved has been closed for 14 days as a

precaution.

Yesterday, Cantley’s McAuley Catholic School confirmed that a Year 11 pupil had tested positive for coronavius.