Students at Canford School to learn remotely due to Covid cases
CANFORD School has announced that the school will be switching to distance learning due to the number of students who are self-isolating due to positive cases among the student body.
Senior management at the school near Wimborne agreed that students would return to home schooling for the remaining two weeks of the summer term.
The school revealed on Monday that “a number” of students tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after returning to school after the midterm break.
A mobile PCR testing unit was on site at the school Tuesday to provide easy access to testing for students and staff.
All staff and children who are close contacts of the cases were asked to self-isolate for 10 days.
A spokesperson for the school said: “The decision was made today by Canford School senior management that students will switch to distance learning for the remaining two weeks of the summer term, which ends on Friday July 2.
“A good number of students identified as close contacts of recent positive Covid-19 cases are already learning remotely as they are in self-isolation according to government guidelines and procedures.
“Distance education has been very successful for the school throughout the pandemic and there will be a seamless transition to full online learning. This decision will ensure the continuity of education for all students during the last two weeks of the term.
“Throughout the Covid pandemic, Canford worked closely with Public Health England and local health authorities, implementing infection risk mitigation measures in close accordance with DFE guidelines for schools, including focusing on hands, face, space, regular lateral flow testing and year round maintenance. group bubbles where possible and appropriate.