Pupils have been sent home to self-isolate after positive Covid-19 cases at another Coventry school.

Lyng Hall has become the latest school in Coventry and Warwickshire to enact response plans following confirmed coronavirus infections.

Coventry City Council and Public Health England are also involved in the effort to “understand and manage the situation” after an unspecified number of pupils contracted Covid-19.

Lyng Hall in Stoke Heath is among more than 30 Coventry and Warwickshire schools that have been hit by coronavirus infections.

Stoke Park has also had to send pupils home after being informed of two cases, as reported by CoventryLive yesterday (Thursday, September 24).

President Kennedy in Holbrooks, Broad Heath Primary in Foleshill, Kenilworth School and Sixth Form and  St Thomas More  and Stockingford Academy, both in Nuneaton, have also enacted response plans after confirmed cases.

A spokesman for Lyng Hall said: “We can confirm that due to positive Covid-19 tests within our school, a number of pupils have been asked to self-isolate as a precaution. We are working closely with Coventry City Council and Public Health England to understand and manage the situation, and are following all the guidelines to maintain a safe school environment.”

Headteacher Paul Green previously reassured parents and guardians that all necessary precautions had been taken to guard against coronavirus as the secondary school reopened for the autumn term following the national shutdown for most pupils.

The measures include year group ‘zones’ and teachers remaining 2m away from pupils.

Mr Green said at the time: “I want to take this opportunity to reassure parents that we have planned extensively for the full re-opening of the school to all year groups.  School staff have been working very hard to prepare the school and the lessons that we will teach.

“The online learning provision remains a back-up way that students will learn subject based material if we enter a local lockdown, or, for students who are absent from school. 

“When the students are in school there will be very strict procedures in place.”



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The latest cases emerged as figures showed that the number of schools in England sending groups of pupils home has quadrupled in a week.

The Department for Education statistics, based on attendance last Thursday (September 17), show that four per cent of schools were impacted by confirmed or suspected cases.

This is up from one per cent the previous week and suggests around 900 schools sending pupils home.

In Warwickshire, 29 schools currently have staff and children self-isolating due to positive Covid-19 cases, around 12 per cent of schools in the area.

CoventryLive has requested the latest overall figures from Coventry city council in order to clearly show the picture in the city.

Guidance from Public Health England states: “Schools must take swift action when they become aware that someone who has attended has tested positive for coronavirus.”





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