Group of youngsters back at Fleetwood school after pupil's Covid test proves negative

Charles Sar Primary School, FleetwoodCharles Sar Primary School, Fleetwood
Charles Sar Primary School, Fleetwood
Around 20 pupils who were told not to attend Fleetwood's Charles Saer Primary School yesterday over a potential Covid-19 issue are back in school today.

The decision to keep them off school was taken after a parent told head teacher Carolyn Thackway that her child had a cough over the weekend and a Covid-19 test had been arranged.

Mrs Thackway took a safety first approach to the school's risk assessment and decided it was best the youngsters stayed at home until the the youngster's Covid-19 test result was known.

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It applied only to a group of 20 youngsters at the Grange Road school who are the children of key workers.

However, the result from the test, which came through quickly, proved negative and all of those childern are back in school today.

Mrs Thackway said: "We took a risk assessment and decided it would be safer to keep the children off until we knew the result.

"It is incredible how fast these Covid-19 tests results come through now, and fortunately there has been minimal disruption ."

Pupils are already back at Charles Saer after the lockdown but attendances are staggered to ensure all the pupils are not in school at the same time.


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