School shut af­ter case of Covid-19 con­firmed

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A DER­BYSHIRE school has closed its doors af­ter it con­firmed hav­ing one case of Covid-19 at the site.

Scott Doyle, prin­ci­pal of Derby Moor Academy, made the an­nounce­ment on the school’s web­site, stat­ing it would be closed from yes­ter­day for the rest of the week.

Mr Doyle said the clo­sure was a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure and he ad­vised any par­ents or car­ers who had been in the school in the last fort­night to be vig­i­lant about their child’s health.

A state­ment on the school web­site reads: “Dear fam­i­lies, Derby Moor Academy will be closed to all stu­dents from Mon­day, July 13 and for the rest of the week in the first in­stance. We are sorry for the short no­tice, but I am sure you will un­der­stand that this due to cir­cum­stances be­yond our con­trol.

“We have taken this de­ci­sion fol­low­ing a con­firmed sin­gle case of Covid-19 among our school com­mu­nity. The clo­sure is a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, taken to min­imise risk to the rest of our stu­dents, fam­i­lies and staff.

“We will re­view this po­si­tion be­fore the end of the week and ad­vise about the fi­nal week be­fore the week­end, but we would ask par­ents and car­ers to con­sider the pos­si­bil­ity of al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments as a cau­tion­ary step.”

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