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Confirmed coronavirus case at Grantham secondary school

A secondary school in Grantham has at least one confirmed case of coronavirus.

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed that there is a case at Walton Academy.

The local authority said the school remains open and is taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus.

Walton Academy. (28823757)
Walton Academy. (28823757)

Andy Fox, consultant in public health, said: "As of this morning, Lincolnshire's Health Protection Team is currently working with 47 schools that have had confirmed cases of coronavirus.

"All schools are taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus, with some pupils and staff self-isolating as a precaution where necessary."

A spokesperson at the academy said: "One student has tested positive for Covid-19 at Walton Academy. This student had not been in the academy since 2 October 2020 and was not in the academy when they tested positive for the virus. They are now self-isolating. Following consultation with Public Health England, and in line with academy protocols, the academy remains open. All other students should continue to attend if they remain well. Staff, students and parents have been notified."

Walton Academy is the latest school in the area to be hit by Covid.

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