Lincoln Elementary School was forced to close all 4th grade classes in just one week of the new school year after the Covid-19 outbreak between students and staff.
The Westgate Academy said it had decided to send students home for at least two days because of the increasing number of cases of coronavirus.
In a statement on Monday, he said:
“We will continue to seek public health advice. We will provide more details as they become available.”
The junior high school, which began its fall semester last Monday, emphasized that it remained open “to groups of all other years” – the first message sent to parents said that all classes would be closed. I did.
“It was a real mistake on our part,” said principal James Kelwick, adding that “third, fifth, and sixth years have not been affected so far.” rice field.
He states: We have made a rapid transition from one of Friday mornings to the current 13 and 14 (cases), mainly in the 4th year. “
Kelwick added that updated government guidance has shifted responsibility for closing the school itself. “I think I’m worried about this in my head, and I’m getting more advice from public health Lincolnshire today, and I’m probably doing more about it,” he said. ..
Paul whiteman, Said the Secretary-General of the School Leaders Association NAHT Me: “It is imperative that school leaders provide prompt, clear and clear guidance on what to do if there is an increase in the number of cases at school.
“This must come from a local public health team with relevant expertise. School leaders should not rely solely on themselves to make such decisions. “
Lincoln currently records 393.8 Covid cases per 100,000 population, ranking 131st among the 380 municipalities in the United Kingdom.
Andy Fox of Pubvlic Health Lincolnshire told the BBC:
“It spreads really quickly and really easily. Thankfully, the risk to children’s health is very low and the adults involved are double vaccinated and should have adequate protection. “
Me I contacted the Ministry of Education for comment.