Update: Closed bubbles at Mabe School have been reopened again and children sent back to school after a Lateral Flow Test was confirmed to be a false positive.

A Spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: "I can confirm the LFD was a false positive, which was corrected following a PCR. 

"The school has reopened the bubbles that were closed."

With cases of Covid-19 on the rise again, two schools in the Penryn area have reported positive cases from staff and pupils.

Penryn College and Mabe School, in the neigbouring village, are the latest institutions to report positive tests from both kids that attend and staff that work at the two premises.

With several scientists warning of a third wave of Covid-19 starting up in the UK, driven by the Delta variant, Cornwall Council is looking to support schools and colleges reporting an increase in cases.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: "Cornwall Council are working to support staff, parents and the children at Mabe School and Penryn College, following confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the two schools.

"Fifty-five children at Mabe School from two class groups have been asked to isolate, along with seven members of staff.

"At Penryn College 75 young people have been asked to isolate as a precaution and in line with the latest government guidance.

"Cornwall Council’s public health team will continue to work closely with the schools to ensure appropriate action is taken.

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"We need to remind everyone to help us limit the spread of the virus by adhering to Public Health advice.

"To stay Covid safe everyone should wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or using hand sanitiser, not gather in groups of more than six indoors, follow social distancing measures keeping two metres apart if you can, keeping to school bubbles and wearing face masks in line with government advice."

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: "We’re asking anyone working in the hospitality industry to help themselves stay safe and protect their work colleagues by testing twice weekly using rapid lateral flow tests.

"While our case rate is still below the national average it has risen sharply.

"Now is the time to act to bring the rate back down. I would urge everyone to make twice-weekly testing part of their routine so we can identify cases even when people have no symptoms.

"Rapid Lateral Flow Tests are free of charge and can be picked up from your local pharmacy or ordered online."