Hundreds of high school students in Salford have been told they must self-isolate for 14 days after coronavirus cases are confirmed.
New Grade 7 beginners and Grade 10 children from Swinton Co-op Academy were asked to stay outside for two weeks.
This follows two confirmed cases of Covid-19 at school, which did not reopen until after summer vacation on Thursday.
Parents notice on the school’s Facebook page (Image: Manchester Evening News)
In a message to parents of children in affected age groups, Principal Mark Harrison says, “A child in your child’s annual group has tested positive for COVID-19. According to government guidelines, we must send all children home. from years 7 and 10 ONLY (and their brothers) isolate themselves for 14 days. ”
The note to parents explains the rules on self-isolation in more detail, saying that their children should not leave the house, apart from the garden, family members outside the family cannot visit and the child cannot see his friends.
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State that other members of the child’s family do not need to isolate themselves unless the child, or someone else in the home, develops symptoms.
Most of the students had already arrived at school on Monday morning when they were informed of the news and sent home.
Commenting on the school’s
Facebook page, a parent expressed dismay at the situation and suggested that their son would be better off at home.
He said, “What are the rules if we just want to keep our kids away for a predictable time?
This will continue and they will continue to be sent home.
“The third day has arrived. It will be a weekly event. I’m not putting my daughter in danger, she has severe asthma. So I don’t want her to come back.”