Pupils and Staff Get Covid All Clear After Precautionary Testing

Results from Covid testing on bubbles in two school settings in the Lichfield district have all come back clear of the Covid-19 virus.

The precautionary testing was carried out after two adult members of a household with links to St Chad’s Primary and Highfield Primary tested positive for the Variant of Concern first identified in India.

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s director for health and care, said: “By carrying out this precautionary testing we were able to both rule out any further cases swiftly and give families peace of mind.

“The emergence of cases of this variant of concern across Staffordshire is not unexpected and is a timely reminder that the virus is still with us and we all need to get tested twice weekly, get vaccinated when eligible and stick to the rules to help minimise the risk.”

There have been 29 confirmed cases to date of the variant of Concern identified to date in Staffordshire.

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