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Downham Market school declared 'outbreak school'

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Hillcrest school in Downham is now enforcing covid measures after being declared an 'outbreak school'.

Staggered start times for year groups have returned and the one way system in back in place for parents and pupils.

The measures will be in place for three weeks.

Hillcrest School feature on new the extension at the school. (12325465)
Hillcrest School feature on new the extension at the school. (12325465)

One parent said: "We just got used to the normal times again and now it's changed- I understand the school is doing all it can to keep us safe, but I have my work to consider."

Before half-term the school had 32 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in classes, but that figure has dropped since the measures have been in place.

Headmaster Matthew Try said: "We understand that this system is a hassle for parents and staff, but the measures have been agreed with the council and we don't want to close whole classrooms.

"We've had two confirmed cases today, hopefully after the three weeks we can go back to normal and cases will go down."

Nelson Primary is still operating at normal times and has not enforced staggered start times, according to a parent.

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