Children forced to isolate after coronavirus cases confirmed in 8 city schools

Three secondary schools and five primary schools in Liverpool have been hit by positiive coronavirus test results, leading to ‘hundreds’ of pupils self-isolating.

Around 21 staff members are also self-isolating after the reopening of schools in the city hit problems within days of pupils returning to classrooms.

Liverpool City Council has confirmed five primary schools and three secondary schools have been struck by positive Covid-19 tests.

The three senior schools are Bellerive, West Derby and Liverpool College.

Primary schools Ernest Cookson Special Educational School, Hunts Cross Primary School, Eversley Street, Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School, and Sudley Junior School have also been hit with positive cases.

The cases have led to fellow pupils and staff having to self-isolate at home for 14 days.
Staff and students at Liverpool College were told on Sunday that the Year 11 ‘bubble’ had been affected, meaning pupils from that entire year group have to go home to self-isolate.

Staffmembers were also asked to self-isolate – although it was unclear how many.

The college’s principal confirmed the case and said the Year 11 bubble was already self-isolating, and the school had been cleaned.

The council confirmed at least 120 pupils and 21 members of staff across several schools are self-isolating as a result of Covid-19 cases.