Two primary school teachers with coronavirus fighting for life in intensive care

TWO primary school teachers are fighting for their lives in intensive care with coronavirus.

Parents were told in a newsletter the staff members had been struck down by the bug.

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Graeme Dow, Anchorsholme Academy, sent a warning out to mums and dads in Blackpool.

But it is not yet known which school – or schools – the teachers work at or how long they have been battling the disease, Lancs Live reports.

He wrote: "Sadly, I have also had the news that two members of staff from Blackpool schools are currently in ICU [Intensive Care Unit] at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

"This reminds us how real the threat of Covid can be and how essential it is that we maintain the hand – face – space guidance."

Parents have been urged not to enter the school premises if they or their children are displaying symptoms.

Mr Dow said: "We must be vigilant with this if we are to avoid staff and pupils contracting the virus and the subsequent class/bubble lockdowns that would follow."

Blackpool Council warned earlier this month there are "negative impacts of being out of school" and reiterated the risk of kids becoming seriously ill from Covid is low.

It comes weeks after schools were give the go-ahead to reopen for the autumn term.

Boris Johnson refused to bow down to demanding teaching unions and vowed to keep classes open during the second national lockdown.

A number of measures are in place to keep youngsters and staff safe – including enhanced cleaning.

Kids are also told maintain social distancing and year groups are kept in separate bubbles.

It comes as top scientists revealed how cases of Covid in children are not rising despite schools reopening.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said rates of the deadly bug haven't changed for kids.

And in June, academics revealed kids are more likely to be hit by lightning than die of Covid-19.

 

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