Pupils from three school year groups have been sent home to isolate after an outbreak of Covid.

Years one, two and three in Garston CofE School on Holman Road were sent home yesterday to self isolate for 10 days.

A parent at the school told the ECHO that the action was taken after positive Covid cases were found in all three classes.

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The news comes as positive Liverpool's cases in the city continue to rise fuelled by the Delta variant.

Liverpool's positive tests totalled 624 cases in the week ending June 11, which is 422 more cases than in the previous week. This meant the week-on-week percentage change increased by 209%.

The latest infection rate was 125.3 cases per 100,000 people.

A parent of a pupil at the school who has been asked to isolate said: "It's just one of those things that is going to happen at the moment.

"The school is up and running with online lessons for the time that the children are isolating.

"Communication has been great regarding what to look out for and how to get checked and they were quick and efficient at getting the children home.

"So we just have to get through it and make sure they are safe to go back."

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Confirming the cases at Garston CofE, Liverpool Council said Covid rates "are rapidly rising in the city" and reiterated advice regarding wearing face coverings when dropping off and collecting children from school.

A council spokesperson said: "Three classes have been asked to isolate in Garston CE.

"The school has liaised with the council and have followed appropriate contact tracing procedures in line with national guidance.

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"Rates are rapidly rising again in the city, so we encourage parents and carers to take up the offer of twice weekly symptom-free testing, via home test kits or by attending a symptom-free test centre.

"It is also very important that if anyone in their household starts to feel unwell with Covid symptoms, they should book a PCR test immediately and stay at home until the result is known.

"Face coverings should always be worn when dropping off and collecting children from school and nursery, unless people are exempt."