Covid: More than 1,000 pupils and 100 staff self-isolating from Dundee schools

Covid: More than 1,000 pupils and 100 staff self-isolating from Dundee schools

More than 1,000 pupils and 100 members of teaching staff were self-isolating from Dundee schools on Friday, as Covid cases in the city continue to rise. Dundee now has the highest rate of the virus of any local authority in Scotland, with council leader John Alexander warning that the rise of cases across the city was further disrupting children’s schooling. In total, 1,082 students and 116 teaching staff were forced to self-isolate on Friday. Mr Alexander said the situation was further affecting students who have had “a year of disrupted education” – and previously warned the city could end up back in Level 3 restrictions. He said: “We of course remain in Level 2 restrictions while much of the country is in Level 1, with all that means for businesses and our own personal freedoms. “This week there are around 1,000 pupils missing school in Dundee because they are having to self-isolate, further affecting a year of disrupted education.” The number of cases in Dundee doubled from May 31 to June 7, when the city had an infection rate of …
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