Lancaster primary school closes to three year groups after Covid-19 cases among staff

A Lancaster primary school has been forced to close to Key Stage 1 pupils after two members of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:12 am
Castle View Primary School in Lancaster. Photo: Google Street View

Castle View Primary School in Keswick Road has said that all children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 must stay at home.

The school confirmed the closure on social media on Monday after two staff members tested positive for the virus over the weekend.

School will be closed to Key Stage 1 for 10 days, reopening on Thursday March 25.

The school issued a statement apologising to parents and guardians.

They said: "Unfortunately due to two of our KS1 staff members testing positive to Covid-19 over the weekend, we are having to close Key Stage 1.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The closure comes just one week after schools across England reopened following the first easing of the country's third lockdown.