Pupils sent home from Chorley's Southlands and Parklands high schools due to Covid cases

Two high schools in Chorley have sent pupils home today after children tested positive for Covid-19.

By Matthew Calderbank
Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 1:34 pm

Parklands High School in Southport Road instructed its Year 11's to return home this morning due to a positive case of coronavirus in the year group.

"Our Year 11 bubble is closed due to a positive case of Covid-19," confirmed Parklands this morning.

The academy has not confirmed when the year group will be allowed to return to school.

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Southlands and Parklands high schools in Chorley have sent their Year 11 pupils home due to confirmed cases of Covid-19 in their year groups

Just yesterday (Wednesday, December 9), Southlands High School in Clover Road sent its Year 11's home after pupils tested positive.

Southlands said its Year 11's will not return to school until after the Christmas holidays on Monday, January 4.

New cases of coronavirus are a particular concern for families who are looking forward to celebrating a "normal" Christmas, with the Government relaxing restrictions on family gatherings between December 23 and 27.

But with just 14 days to go until Christmas, anyone who tests positive from today - as well as those they live with - would need to self-isolate until after Christmas Day.

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You can read more about the plans here.

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