Cornerstone Academy in Hamworthy, Poole has positive Covid-19 case

STUDENTS at a school in Poole have been asked to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus case was confirmed.

Cornerstone Academy – formerly Carter Community School – in Hamworthy received confirmation of the case over the bank holiday weekend.

It is the first school in Dorset to register a case since the Easter school holidays.

A BCP Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at Cornerstone Academy in Poole. The school is working closely with Public Health Dorset, BCP Council and Public Health England South West to ensure all necessary measurements are followed.

Students will be offered additional tuition fees and the opportunity to repeat the school year

“All close contacts of the confirmed case have been informed and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. If close contacts continue to develop symptoms, they should book a PCR test.”

This comes from the fact that a total of 12 new cases were recorded in Dorset in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm yesterday.

Four of the cases were in the Dorset Council area and eight in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Yesterday was the first day since the start of the pandemic that no coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the UK.

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