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Academy temporarily closed and students asked to self isolate

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Around 100 students at an academy have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19. The request to the 100 students was made by staff at the JCB Academy in Rocester.

Around 100 students at an academy have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19.

The request to the 100 students was made by staff at the JCB Academy in Rocester.

The academy itself was temporarily closed on Friday after the student tested positive.

JCB Academy Principal Jenny McGuirk said: “The JCB Academy was closed on Friday as a precaution after a single student tested positive for Covid-19.
The academy has taken advice from Public Health England and the Staffordshire Covid-19 Response Team to mitigate the risk from this confirmed isolated case.

“Through track and trace, academy staff have worked throughout the day to contact the families of students believed to have been in contact with the individual who has tested positive.

“As a result, around 100 students have now been asked to self-isolate for the next 14 days.
We have taken swift and decisive action to mitigate any risks and the measures we have taken go above and beyond the advice given to us from Public Health England.”

Mrs McGuirk added: “In the meantime, the JCB Academy reopened on Monday for the remaining 700 students.

“Those who are self-isolating will be able to access learning on Google Classroom for their lessons.

“Ahead of the start of the new term, robust measures were put in place, including compulsory hand sanitising, wearing of face masks between classrooms and the creation of class and year group bubbles.”

JCB Academy, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year and was the brainchild of Lord Bamford, teaches 13 to 19-year-olds with a core focus on engineering.

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