Primary school sends three classes home for covid as cases in region rise – fr

Primary school sends three classes home for covid as cases in region rise – fr

A Merseyside elementary school sent three classes home to isolate them after positive cases of Covid-19 were identified within the school.
Trinity St Peter Primary in Formby wrote to parents this weekend to confirm the case outbreak and action taken.

The news comes amid an increase in cases in the Formby area.

In a letter, Principal Deborah Pringle said: “As you may know, there have been positive cases of Covid-19 within our school community.

“This led to three classes isolating themselves and continuing their distance learning. “

She said that although public health agencies have “no concerns” about the school’s systems and protocols, they have confirmed that there is an increase in Covid-19 cases in small groups in the area. Formby region.

There has been a sharp rise in the Covid-19 infection rate in Sefton in recent days – the rounding rate for the week leading up to May 6 standing at 49 cases per 100,000 population.

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There were 89 new cases of the virus identified in the borough in just three days between May 4 and May 6.

That’s nearly five times higher than infection rates in neighboring Liverpool or Knowsley.

Much of this increase is believed to be due to epidemics in the Formby region in particular.

Last week, F ormby Pool, a leisure center in the region, was forced to close following an outbreak of the virus.

The facility, in Elbow Lane, is at the midpoint of a 10-day shutdown after a number of cases were linked to it.

The latest news from Saint-Pierre Elementary School seems to confirm that there is a problem with cases in the coastal town.

In her letter to parents, Ms Pringle said the clusters of cases in Formby mean that it is “paramount that we continue to work together to contain the spread of Covid-19 in order to protect everyone in our community.”

She urged families to continue to follow all rules and guidelines set by the government and as part of school plans.

She said if a parent, child or household member starts showing symptoms of the virus, they should stay home and get tested immediately.

She added: “I continue to be very grateful for all you do to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within our school and the local community to protect everyone.

“The swift actions taken by families who have been directly affected by Covid-19 are greatly appreciated, as is your continued support and understanding. “

A parent who spoke to ECHO said that while it was concerning to see numbers increasing in the Formby area, he was impressed with the school’s swift actions, adding that the overall handling of the pandemic had been good all along.


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