Hull’s Public Health Director, Julia Weldon, has written to schools in Hull to request they continue with the measures they have put in place until the end of the school term.
As cases increase in the city, and over 1300 people tested positive last week, continuing with measures in schools will help to reduce spread.
One of the best ways of reducing onward spread is to ask those who have been in close contact with a person who has Covid to isolate. This is because they have a higher chance of developing it themselves in the coming days, and they will be infectious to others before they start to feel unwell or test positive.
Julia said: “I have asked schools and colleges in Hull to continue to work with my public health team to identify the close contacts of cases until the end of term. Those who are asked to isolate may hear via the national Test and Trace system, but they may still be notified by their child’s school where this is quicker and more effective.
“I do understand how frustrating and disruptive it is to have a child isolating. But by doing this, we will help prevent further staff and pupils from catching Covid before the end of term, some of whom will be really poorly.
“Thank you for your ongoing support, and I wish you a safe and happy summer holidays.”
A contact is a person who has been close to someone who has tested positive for Covid. Read more about the criteria here.