Deyes High School in Maghull tweeted on Sunday evening to inform parents that nine would have to stay home on Monday throughout the year to isolate themselves.
An entire year group was sent home from school after a positive coronavirus test.
The whole ninth year at Deyes High School has to isolate itself
“All 9th grade students must now stay at home and return to school in isolation on Monday, October 19. For more information, please refer to the update letter from the principal”.
The school twittered: “We have been informed about a confirmed case of COVID 19 in our grade 9.
The secondary school and high school said that the students must return to school on Monday, October 19, after the isolation.
“We ask you to do this to contain the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. Please do not allow them to leave your household unnecessarily.
A letter addressed to the parents by the principal Victoria Beaney read: “We ask you to do this: “Dear Parents/Custodian, I am sorry to inform you that your child has been identified as being in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
“I have therefore consulted with the Public Health England and they have supported the school. I am now obliged to inform you that, in accordance with the national guidelines listed below, we ask that all Y9 students stay at home and isolate themselves until Monday 19 October 2020.
The school is the last in Merseyside to send an entire class home as positive Covid-19 cases continue to increase.
The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of corona virus in the UK has now exceeded 500,000, as it was confirmed that thousands of cases were not included in the daily reports due to a technical problem with the government’s reporting system.
With the addition of a large number of previously missing coronavirus test results, the already high infection rate in Liverpool has surpassed 400 per 100,000.