Birmingham Live reports that
In Wolverhampton, the number of children in self-isolation significantly dropped within a week.
Birmingham Live said “At the end of September there were 3,000 pupils who had been asked to stay at home due to a positive case of coronavirus within their school.
The number has now dropped to 500, on October 6.
Across the city, residents were banned from visiting each other’s homes and gardens from September 22, to stem the spread of the virus.
Thousands of school children were asked to quarantine in the Black Country as coronavirus cases rise. ”
Councillor Dr Mike Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “A total of 38 schools and other education settings have reported a confirmed case of Covid-19, and there are currently around 500 pupils self-isolating because of a case within their school bubble.
“This is considerably less than at the end of September when around 3,000 pupils were self-isolating. This is thanks to the quick response of schools, the council and Public Health England to cases as and when they are first reported, and the good work that is taking place to keep bubble sizes to a minimum so that fewer pupils and staff need to isolate in the event of a confirmed case.”