First Coronavirus Case in Worcestershire since term began

A positive coronavirus case has been identified at Woodrush High School on Sunday, the first case in the county since term began. 

One year 7 form group as well as any staff have been asked to self isolate. It's not clear whether a member of staff or a student have contracted the disease.

The school remains open to other year groups. 

Dr Kathryn Cobain, director for Public Health for Worcestershire, confirmed the case but did not say whether it was a teacher or pupil.

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“An individual from Woodrush High School has tested positive for Covid-19,” she said.

“This case was quickly identified and the school is being supported by Public Health, additional measures have been put in place to protect the school and help minimise any further disruption.

“The bubble which the individual was in, is now self-isolating for 14 days in line with guidance and will continue their learning through remote access.” 

Bromsgrove has seen a jump in coronavirus cases and has the highest rate in Worcestershire at 22 per 100,000 people, up from six in the preceding week.

If you do develop symptoms please self isolate for 14 days to be safe.