Seven schools in England send pupils home to self isolate due to student catching COVID

Within days of the start of term, seven schools in England have sent pupils home to self isolate due to students catching coronavirus.

Seven schools in England send pupils home: Primary and secondary schools in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire and Buckinghamshire have all been hit by the virus.

Councillor Alyson Barnes told the local paper: ‘Parents of all local children concerned have been notified and will be self-isolating and seeking a test.’

Today England’s president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and a member of Sage discussed that children hugging and kissing grandparents was not a clever idea. ‘I think if there are highly vulnerable clinically shielding grandparents and others, that actually full-on hugging and kissing your grandchildren after they come back from school may not be the most sensible way to behave.

‘We don’t believe in cutting off all physical contact between children and grandparents, but actually a lot of kissing and that kind of thing might not be the most sensible thing to do.

‘Keeping children seeing grandparents is important, making sure they wash their hands etc when they come out of school. Being sensible, being relatively secure, I think is the way forward.’


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