Second Sunderland school asks students to self isolate following a positive covid case just 24 hours after schools reopened
A Sunderland school has confirmed that students have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days after they were in close contact with a positive coronavirus case.
Sandhill View Academy confirmed that some students have been asked to self isolate and stay at home after a positive covid result was returned from on-site lateral flow testing.
The school said that close contacts of the individual, who was asymptomatic, were immediately informed and instructed to self-isolate for ten days.
Adding that home learning resources have been provided for all students affected.
It comes one day after schools across England reopened on Monday, March 8, as the first lockdown measures were eased.
Schools across the city started gradually welcoming back students to lessons from Monday with pupils being invited in to take two lateral flow tests last week with a third to follow this week.
These tests are then advised to be followed by twice-weekly tests at home using home testing kits.
A spokesperson for the school said: On-site lateral flow testing is running smoothly and working well at Sandhill View Academy.
"On Tuesday 9th March, a positive result was returned for one member of the school community who was asymptomatic.
"Close contacts of the individual were immediately informed and instructed to self-isolate for ten days, as per guidelines. Home learning resources have been provided for all students affected.”
The exact number of students asked to self-isolate has not been released but these pupils will be able to return to school in 10 days.