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Oundle School confirm Covid-19 outbreak after half-term holidays




Oundle School has confirmed it was hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 earlier this month after pupils returned from the half-term holidays.

The independent boarding and day school would not comment on the number of cases or those who self-isolated, but said most of those asked to self-isolate were now back in school.

Lessons resumed after the half-term holidays on Monday, June 7, with cases confirmed later that week.

Oundle School was hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 after pupils returned from half-term holidays. Photo Google
Oundle School was hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 after pupils returned from half-term holidays. Photo Google

The news comes after Uppingham School reported on Wednesday they had 32 positive cases which forced almost 600 pupils and staff into self-isolation.

“We had an outbreak upon return from half-term which was successfully contained and most pupils asked to isolate as a result are now back in school," said Sarah Kerr-Dineen, head of Oundle School.

"All year groups other than examination groups will be back from Monday and online provision has continued throughout.

"There are no plans to close early and we look forward to running our end-of-term programme in school, with some necessary adjustments.”

The outbreak led to Rutland's director of public health, Mike Sandys, issuing a reminder to families with schoolchildren to take twice-weekly lateral flow tests.

Oundle School said they did not believe there was any truth the two outbreaks were linked to a sports event between the schools.



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