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Teacher at North Cambridge Academy tests positive for Covid-19




A teacher at North Cambridge Academy has tested positive for the coronavirus .

The school has asked 23 students to isolate for 14 days at home, where they will be able learn remotely.

Lord Agnew visits North Cambridge Academy, from left pupils Aidan Haslop, Angel Glen, Lord Agnew, Principal Martin Campbell, Deputy Principal Samuel Fox, and Alison Taylor from Conscious Communications. Picture: Keith Heppell. (34336967)
Lord Agnew visits North Cambridge Academy, from left pupils Aidan Haslop, Angel Glen, Lord Agnew, Principal Martin Campbell, Deputy Principal Samuel Fox, and Alison Taylor from Conscious Communications. Picture: Keith Heppell. (34336967)

Other students are attending as normal.

Samuel Fox, principal of North Cambridge Academy said: “One teacher has received a positive test for Covid-19.

“Following the guidance from Public Health England, and with the specific details of this case in mind, 23 students have been asked to isolate for 14 days.

“Due to our stringent ‘bubbles’, all other students can attend the academy as they would do normally, providing they have no symptoms themselves.

“The students who have been asked to isolate will be able to continue their learning from home and can return to the college following the period of isolation.’’

Other schools that have had confirmed cases include Impington International College, which was forced to close for two weeks from October 5 after two sixth-formers tested positive.

Impington Village College was not affected.

Cases across Cambridge and the surrounding districts are rising sharply.

There were 99 laboratory-confirmed cases in the city in the 10 days to October 12, with 111 in South Cambridgehire and 52 in East Cambridgeshire.

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