Almost half of schools across Coventry and Warwickshire have reported Covid cases since the start of lockdown 3.

Pupils returned to schools for just a day at the start of this year before the government announced they would close once again to curb cases of the virus.

Since then, most pupils have been learning from home with only vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers continuing to be taught in the classroom.

Of the cases to be confirmed at schools, not all of these will have impacted them as some involve cases where the child affected is learning from home and therefore will not have come into contact with other children or teachers at the school.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that one primary school, Binley Woods, had reported a number of cases as the virus ‘spread without symptoms’.

The school took advice from Public Health England and children affected were sent home to self-isolate.

CoventryLive asked the local authorities how many cases of coronavirus had been confirmed at schools across Coventry and Warwickshire since the start of lockdown 3.

In Warwickshire, 123 state-funded schools have confirmed a case – 50 per cent of schools in the county.

And in Coventry, 38 primary schools and six special or alternative provision schools have reported cases. These numbers include only those schools which are maintained by Coventry City Council, and do not include academies.

There is no data for secondary schools as there are no secondary schools in the city that are maintained by the council.

According to the city council website, there are a total of 85 primary schools, 22 secondary and nine special schools across Coventry that are both maintained and non-maintained.

A city council spokesman said: “Not all of these [reported cases] would have impacted on the school as figures include cases that have been reported to schools, but the pupils are at home.”





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