School forced to delay opening on first day after students contract coronavirus abroad


Sir William Borlase High School (Image: Google Maps)

A school was forced to delay opening after several students contracted coronavirus.

Sir William Borlase’s High School in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, said the pupils contracted the disease while on vacation abroad.

The school will now open on September 10 instead of today.

Parents and students were notified of the decision in a newsletter on Friday, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.

Principal Kay Mountfield said: “As you know at Borlase we look forward to welcoming you all to the school in September and have worked hard to achieve this goal. The school and staff are ready and excited to get started.

“However, in the past 24 hours, the school has been made aware of a number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the school community following trips abroad.

“All organizations, as well as our Chairman of the Governors, support my decision to prioritize security and postpone the opening until Thursday, September 10.

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