24th Nov, 2020

Droitwich Spa High School to re-open tomorrow for majority of students after Covid closure

Tristan Harris 21st Oct, 2020 Updated: 22nd Oct, 2020

DROITWICH Spa High School reopens on Thursday (October 22) to staff and students not affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

We reported on Wednesday how the school had been shut after it had been notified two teachers had tested positive for the virus and a third symptomatic one was awaiting test results.

The school then set about tracking and tracing the students who had been in close contact with the staff involved.

It advised students to stay inside and complete their work while the school contacted parents of pupils who would need to isolate for longer.

The school said it had been in contact with Public Health England for a large part of Wednesday, identifying the students who needed to self-isolate and also other students who were being asked not attend school yesterday and today.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said the cases were quickly identified, support was being offered and additional measures had been put in place to protect the school to help minimise any further disruption.

“As a precaution, all individuals in the affected classes have been told to remain away from school until after half-term with some individuals being asked to self-isolate to for 14 days in line with guidance. They will all continue their learning online.”

She confirmed the school would reopen to staff and pupils on Thursday, except those in the affected classes.

“We will continue to work closely with the school,” added Dr Cobain.

Here is the link for the learning options for those self-isolating or not attending school so they can continue their home-learning – https://website.droitwichspahigh.worcs.sch.uk/index.php/curriculum/remote-learning/

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