Four more cases of Covid-19 in schools

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The update on schools comes as the number of active cases of the virus in the Island rose to 774 in total, driven by 63 new cases being identified in the 24 hours up to Monday at 7pm.

Of those, 492 cases were symptomatic, 282 asymptomatic and 24 were in hospital. There were 31 cases in care homes, where residents began being given the vaccine on Sunday.

Meanwhile, reports that someone being treated for Covid-19 had died were not confirmed by Monday’s statistics.

Instead, Health Minister Richard Renouf said: ‘Any death is regrettable, but a death must be registered, with a cause of death, before it is known whether or not that death is related to Covid. This official process can take up to five days.’

The schools affected by changes as of Monday are:

Jersey College for Girls where a student tested positive on Friday and is isolating at home, as are those identified as direct contacts.

Hautlieu School where a member of staff tested positive on Monday. They are isolating and direct contacts have been asked to self-isolate. A year group has been asked to learn at home from Tuesday. However, another year group isolating last week were due to return to school on Tuesday.

Samarès School where a student tested positive on Monday. They are isolating along with the rest of their year group.

Plat Douet School where three classes will continue to be temporarily closed until Thursday due to staff shortages.

Le Rocquier School where a year group will learn from home on Tuesday due to a shortage of staff.

St Saviour’s School Nursery will reopen part-time from Tuesday but cannot reopen full-time due to a shortage of staff.

Les Quennevais School where a year group is due to return on Tuesday having spent time in self-isolation. Two other year groups are continuing to isolate.

First Tower School where a member of the school community tested positive on Monday. Parents of two year groups have been contacted and half of the class who were direct contacts have been advised to isolate as a precaution. Half of the class who were not direct contacts have been told that they can attend school on Tuesday. Meanwhile, due to the number of absent staff one of the year groups has been asked to work from home for the rest of this week.

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