12 October 2020 18:32
More than 60 schools and education settings across Nottinghamshire have now confirmed coronavirus cases since September. Bingham's Toot Hill School became the latest to confirm a single positive case on Monday morning (October 12). In a statement, the Nova Education Trust school said the student would be self-isolating as well as other members of the year group bubble who had been identified as having 'close contact'. The school remains open for other students. A spokesman for the school said: "Toot Hill School in Bingham has recorded a single positive case of COVID-19 over the weekend.
"The student who has tested positive will be self-isolating in line with the government guidance, along with other members of the year group bubble who have been identified as 'close contacts' of the student, following discussion with Public Health England.2 "Toot Hill will remain open to all other students and will continue to operate accordingly." It comes as two other primary schools and two secondary schools also confirmed cases over the weekend. The Fernwood School in Wollaton sent out a letter to parents on Friday, October 9, explaining one year group had to be sent home for the remainder of the term. Classes at the Pinewood Infant School in Arnold were also closed after a staff member tested positive. On Monday morning, it was confirmed Sherwood's Seely Primary and Nursery School had confirmed at least three cases among its staff in the past week leading to some classes being sent home. Nottingham Girls' Academy also confirmed a case within its Year 11 bubble. For more information on school updates, you can follow this live blog.