Peterborough families urged to do their bit to prevent COVID spread after a number of cases at city schools

Peterborough families are being urged to do their bit to prevent the spread of coronavirus after a number of cases have been reported at schools in the city.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:00 am

All pupils were able to return to school on March 8, after they had been shut to most children for several months during lockdown.

However, since the return a number of COVID cases have been reported at Peterborough schools - although Peterborough City Council have been unable to say how many positive tests had been reported.

Today Jon Lewis, Director of Education for Peterborough, said there were things all families could do to stop the spread of the virus.

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Jonathan Lewis, Service Director for Education for PCC and CCC.

He said; “There are many things we can all do to help reduce the case of Covid-19 within our schools.

“When collecting and dropping of children at school, we ask that parents and guardians remember the need to keep socially distanced from others and use a face covering. As well as ensuring that children are keeping their hands clean when using playgrounds, or other social spaces, on the way home.

“As the Easter holidays arrive, it is important that we all continue to follow the Covid-19 guidance outside of the school grounds. This includes only allowing children to meet up with others, whether friends or family, in socially distanced outdoor spaces.

“We would also like to encourage our pupils and their families to continue to utilise lateral flow testing throughout the Easter break.”