Over 100 schools in Merseyside affected by coronavirus outbreaks after 36 more were added to the list.


The news comes in the midst of warnings of a nationwide blockade of the region, with case numbers per 100,000 people well over 200 in some areas.

More than a hundred schools in Merseyside have now reported positive cases of coronavirus, with a further 36 schools added to the list.

There are now more than one hundred schools in the region with positive cases.

The Catholic College Bellerive FCJ and the Catholic College Notre Dame both separately confirmed positive coronavirus cases yesterday (Monday).

ECHO’s findings show that more and more schools are affected by positive cases, and there are now thousands of children in the region who are in self-isolation.

Knowsley recorded the highest coronavirus infection rate in the country last week, with Liverpool not far behind.

Bellerive said that those who were in direct or close contact have now “isolated themselves for 14 days and the school has been adequately cleaned”, while Notre Dame said that a “small number of children are now in self-isolation. will stay at home for 10 days”.

Some students attending the Grange Academy in Runcorn were also advised to isolate themselves since yesterday after “a confirmed case within the 7th and 8th grade bubbles.

Parents of receptionists at the All Saints Catholic elementary school in Bootle received letters yesterday morning recommending that they stay home until October 8.

One part of the letter reads: “We ask you to do this in order to contain the further spread of Covid-19 to others in the community”.

ECHO understands that some children from the first and sixth grade are also isolated from blisters.

Some Anfield Road primary school children are required to isolate themselves after “an adult working in the Da Vinci classroom bubble has tested positive for Covid-19 in the fifth grade.

Letters sent to parents state that the school will remain open to all children, including those in the fifth grade who are in different bubbles.

Broadgreen International, Archbishop Blanch, Broughton Hall, Gateacre, De La Salle, St. Francis Xavier’s, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Margaret’s and St. Hilda’s secondary schools; and Mosspits Lane, St Mary’s CE, Gilmour Juniors, Kensington Primary, Fazakerely Primary, Leamington, Middlefield, Norman Pannell, St Francis de Sales, The Trinity Catholic Primary schools, in Liverpool, have also confirmed positive coronavirus cases.

Greenbank High, Holy Family, Chesterfield High and Hillside High in Sefton are affected by Covid 19 cases, as are Birkdale Primary and Christ Church CE (Bootle).

Springwood Heath Elementary School in Garston informed all parents yesterday of a confirmed Covid 19 case. A number of children who had been in contact with the individual were instructed to stay at home for 14 days.


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