Covid-19 case confirmed at Torbay school

Year 11 pupils and staff at a Torbay school are now in self-isolation following the confirmation of a case of Covid-19.

Brixham College remains open for all other year groups.

Dr Caroline Dimond, director of Public Health, said: “Public Health England South West and Torbay Council are working together with local NHS colleagues to support Brixham College, following a confirmed case of Covid-19.

“The school is following the national guidance and has asked a number of children and staff in Year 11 to self-isolate.

Brixham College entrance
(Image: Andy Styles)

“The school is providing pupils, parents and staff with guidance on self-isolation, social distancing and hygiene to limit spread. All other year groups remain open.”

Mark Eager, Principal of Brixham College, said: “We continue to have rigorous mitigations in place and are supporting all students and staff affected. The safety and well-being of all at Brixham College and its community will always be our main priority and we will continue to keep everyone up to date with any changes.

“The school remains open for all other year groups and we continue to implement good routines to keep everyone safe.”

Yesterday it was reported there is a new cluster of 13 cases in the St Marychurch & Maidencombe area of Torbay.

The number of new coronavirus cases linked to the Pennsylvania and University area of Exeter has risen again and there also new clusters across Devon


Clifton & Maidenway (Paignton): 3 cases (3 previously)

Chelston, Cockington & Livermead (Torquay): 4 cases (3 previously)

Shiphay & The Willows (Torquay): 3 cases (3 previously)

Upton & Hele (Torquay): 0 cases (3 previously)

Babbacombe & Plainmoor (Torquay): 0 cases (3 previously)

New cluster in the Torbay area

St Marychurch & Maidencombe: 13 cases

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