Re: COVID-19: 2,948 new cases on Monday
Updated on Tuesday 15 September 2020 at 3:58pm
People tested positive
We're back to the daily rolling average again (3,000) .....
Primary school bubble sent home after suspected Covid case
Sixty pupils and a number of staff at a primary school in Truro have been sent home because of a suspected case of Covid-19.
The decision was made at Tregolls School after one parent tested positive for coronavirus and a child was awaiting results
, staff said. As a precautionary measure, the school has decided all children in that bubble must stay at home
, they added.
Head teacher Lara Jeffries said it was hoped test results would be back "hopefully Wednesday or Thursday". She added: "Then we just really want to get children back into school as quickly as we possibly can".
Therein lies an example of the disruptive ramifications of badly run testing - only 1 family unit was "positive" and therefore required to isolate but over 60 other family units have now been requested to adopt temporary isolation procedures - so that's over 60 sets of parents/grandparents/childminders, etc. required to give up work, caring, etc. and perhaps have to make travel arrangements to reach a testing centre then await results, a process which could involve travelling several hundred miles and lasting a week or more .....
That's just ONE school - there will be hundreds over the coming weeks .....