Alford

Alford school temporarily closes over COVID-19 fears

A school in Alford has been closed for at least a day over fears of coronavirus.

John Spendluffe Technology College on Hanby Lane in Alford confirmed the closure saying all students in Year 7 and 10 or any student that catches the Hunts 7 bus.

The school said this was due to “a serious COVID-19 concern affecting these year groups and bus service”.

The school added that depending on the test result it may continue to be closed for these students, who must stay at home and complete the work set on class charts as normal.

All other students should attend school as normal.

The school and the bus company are working together “to maintain high standards of hygiene and safety to keep pupils safe”.

The school’s announcement in full.

Meanwhile, the number of cases in schools in the county continues to rise. Lincolnshire County Council confirmed on Tuesday that 11 schools, including Lincoln College, have positive cases.

In addition, confirmed cases of COVID-19 has also been reported at Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School and Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham.

There have also been three confirmed cases at schools in North East Lincolnshire and at least one in North Lincolnshire.

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