Students and staff need a coronavirus test before returning to Derby school next week


Some students and staff will need to be tested before they are allowed to return to a school in Derby which closed this week after a confirmed case of coronavirus.Littleover’s Derby Moor Academy is to reopen Monday for the last week of the summer term for years 10, 12 and the children of key workers, after undergoing a thorough cleaning “with all surfaces cleaned and disinfected”.

Writing to parents, principal Scott Doyle said, “We have a” fogging machine “(which sprays a disinfectant mist in each room), which has been used throughout the building.

“We will reopen Monday for students in the Monday bubble in year 12, the Monday bubble in year 10 and the critical / vulnerable worker bubble. We also requested that certain children and staff members be tested. ”

The school statement says there will be no testing needed for grade 12 students unless they live with someone in the critical worker bubble or Thursday 10 bubble of D5 (S08 ), in which case they will need a negative test before returning, but for all other grade 12 students may return next week.

But students in year 10 of the Thursday bubble D5 (S08) require a negative test before returning to school.

All other grade 10 students can return to the layout unless they live with someone in the D5 bubble, in which case they will need a test before returning.

Critical workers and vulnerable students should send a negative test result before returning to school.

The 14-day isolation period starting Friday July 10 means they won’t be able to return to disposal until the summer without a negative test result. Parents are kindly requested not to send their children without having confirmed the result by e-mail.

The critical worker and vulnerable disposition of the school will end next Friday, July 24, after running for the past 17 weeks.

Meanwhile, the school is preparing for a full return of all students from September 7.

Mr Doyle said: “This episode has given us a potential glimpse of how we might need to respond in the fall if there were local spikes in cases.

“On this occasion, everything went as planned and we seem to have effectively minimized the spread. This was only possible by working together – families being nimble enough to adapt their routines around school has been essential and is much appreciated.

“It was a difficult decision to close the school and we are more than aware of the impact this has on our families. After some thought it was the right thing to do and we protected everyone and gave the school time to get it right. cleaned again.

“I hope our community will emerge from the other side of this more connected pandemic, by working together and striving for the greatness of our young people.


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