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Households with links to Leek schools urged to get a test

Leek town centre. Photo: Jerome Whittingham.

From the Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Coronavirus Update 2/06/2021

Households with links to all Leek schools are being urged to get a Covid PCR test after cases of the Indian Variant are suspected in the town.

To date 28 people with links to Westwood College, St Edward’s Middle School and Leek High School have tested positive for the virus and almost 1,000 pupils and staff are self-isolating due to being close contacts with the cases or part of school bubbles.

Health chiefs suspect some cases may be due to the Variant of Concern (VOC) first found in India.

Staffordshire County Council and Public Health England are now taking the proactive step of urging families with links to ALL schools in Leek to get a PCR. test, as these tests can be sent for genotyping.

Staff and customers who visited the following venues on the specified dates are also being urged to get tested. This is because people may have visited the venues while infectious.

  • The Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, Buxton Road, Blackshaw Moor ST13 8TW between 24-26 May
  • The Black Lion, 12 Hollow Lane Cheddleton, ST13 7HP between 22-23 May