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Pupils sent home from Stamford Welland Academy in Green Lane after positive coronavirus case

Pupils and staff have been sent home from school following a positive coronavirus case.

This morning (November 19), 48 pupils and two members of staff at Stamford Welland Academy were told they had to isolate after a child in Year 9 was confirmed to have coronavirus.

Vicky Lloyd, headteacher at Stamford Welland Academy, said: "It's the first case we've had. Obviously lots of local schools have had cases and we've managed to get to this point without any positive cases."

Stamford Welland Academy in Green Lane, Stamford
Stamford Welland Academy in Green Lane, Stamford

She added that the high level of measures in place, which includes pupils spending social time outside, makes the school safe and reduces transmission.

Staff at the school were notified at about 8.15am this morning of the positive coronavirus case.

Before 11am all of the people deemed to be in close contact with the Year 9 pupil had been sent home and told to self-isolate.

The school has recently received an external Covid-19 inspection which deemed the measures in place as safe.

About 40 pupils have also been sent home from a school in Bourne after a positive coronavirus case.

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