North Staffordshire high school tells Year 11 to stay home after coronavirus cases



Students at a North Staffordshire high school are being told to stay home after two coronavirus cases.

Leek High School revealed on social media there had been two students in Year 11 who had contracted Covid-19.

All of the final year GCSE students at the Springfield Road school are now being told to stay at home.

Close contacts of the duo are expected to be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

A Leek High School spokesman said: “Due to the notification of two positive cases of COVID-19 in Year 11 this weekend, all Year 11 students should stay at home tomorrow to allow us to identify those that need to self-isolate.

“We will inform parents and carers of students affected tomorrow.”

The school has previously revealed a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus meaning a number of children had to self-isolate.

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This week alone in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, 17 schools have had confirmed cases within their staff and students.

It comes as over 36,000 people across the United Kingdom have signed a petition asking for a two-week school shutdown in the run up to Christmas to reduce infection rates.





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