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MetiNews.Com - A group of pupils within a "Year Group bubble" are now self-isolating at home
Breaking News ! An "identified group" of pupils have been sent home from a Knowsley secondary school after a positive Covid-19 test was confirmed within a "year group bubble." A number of Lord Derby Academy (LDA) pupils within that bubble are now self-isolating at home in line with government guidance and have been set work remotely for each of their subjects. The 11-16 school in Huyton, which is part of the Dean Trust, said it has a comprehensive COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place and that it is "taking all the necessary actions to keep the LDA community as safe as possible in these challenging times." The Echo understands it is the Year 7 cohort that is affected. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Lord Derby Academy Headteacher Victoria Gowan said: "A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Lord Derby Academy amongst the pupil cohort. "The school has subsequently followed all procedures, in accordance with Public Health Protection Team advice and Government guidance. "As a result of the positive case, an identified group of pupils within the Year Group bubble are now self-isolating at home. "These pupils have been set work remotely for each of their subjects in line with the Dean Trust curriculum. "The school has a comprehensive COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place and is taking all the necessary actions to keep the LDA community as safe as possible in these challenging times. "The school is very well supported in this endeavour by The Dean Trust and Knowsley Local Authority.
. Yesterday, the ECHO reported that an entire year group at The Prescot School are now self-isolating following a confirmed positive Covid-19 test. Kirkby High School recently reported one case in Year 7 and All Saints Catholic High School reported two unconnected cases in different years. Both schools have remained open, but Meadow Park School, a pupil referral unit in Stockbridge Village, has had to close temporarily due to a number of cases among staff. *Take our Back to School survey and tell us your experiences here According to recent figures, Knowsley ’s rate of infection is now 98.7 per 100,000 people, an increase from 41.7 per 100,000 people one week earlier. A number of immediate actions are being brought in for Knowsley after the borough topped the list of highest coronavirus cases in Merseyside. Earlier this week, an Outbreak Management Board meeting took place to review the latest data available after Public Health England announced on Friday that Merseyside is an 'Area of Concern.' A walk-through testing facility for coronavirus had opened in the middle of Huyton where it will remain for three months, but people in Knowsley are said to be struggling to book tests. Knowsley Council were approached for comment.
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