A whole year group at a Portsmouth school sent home to isolate
MORE than 100 children have been sent home from a Portsmouth school to isolate.
Every Year 1 pupil at Northern Parade Infant School, in Hilsea, was told to go home just before class began today (July 19) after someone tested positive for Covid-19.
Rachel Carlyle, head of the infant school, said: ‘The whole year group had to isolate. I spoke with the department for education and the guidance was followed correctly.
‘My main concern is ensuring the safety of the schoolchildren and teachers.’
A total of 102 students will have to stay home as a result.
The last day of term at Northern Parade is July 23.
And Hampshire County Council has confirmed cases in 141 schools across the county since May 24.