School in Doncaster forced to close for a week after positive coronavirus test

School is forced to close for a week after confirmed case of coronavirus as it carries out deep clean

  •  Outwood Academy Danum in Doncaster closed on Monday due to covid-19
  • School has reported that a member of its ‘academic community’ tested positive
  • It has not be disclosed whether teachers or school children contracted the virus 
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A school in Doncaster has had to close its doors for a week after a positive case of coronavirus.

Outwood Academy Danum has closed from this morning, Monday, June 22, after a member of the ‘academic community’ was confirmed to have the virus.

It has not been disclosed whether the positive test has resulted from a teacher or pupil of the school. 

The school will now remain closed for a week so a deeper clean of the site and buildings can take place.

Outwood Academy Danum in Doncaster closed on Monday morning after positive coronavirus tests return from a member of their ‘community’

Staff and students will be allowed back once the school opens again on June 29.

In a statement the school said: ‘Please be aware we have taken the decision to close the Academy from Monday, June 22 for a week as we have been advised that a member of our Academy community has been confirmed as having Covid-19.

‘The closure is a precautionary measure and gives us the opportunity to undertake even greater cleaning of the buildings and site.

‘We hope to welcome key students back to the Academy from Monday, June 29.

‘All students and staff who may have been affected have been contacted, and whilst we have not made this decision lightly, it is borne of our absolute commitment to trying to keep our students, our staff and our community safe.’