26.9.20

COVID19 Year 2 & 3 Update – Identified pupils only

Dear Parents and Carers,

Further to our announcement (via text to identified pupils only) that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school, we need to update you with the following information.

We have carried out a full risk assessment having spoken to Local Authority Public Health Advisors.

The children, across years 2 and 3, have been identified as in close contact with the case. In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stays at home and self-isolate for 14 days after last contact. Your child must not go to school or any public areas: your child must remain at home. Further details of what your child needs to do are in NHS Guidance:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/nhs-test-and-trace-if-youve-been-in-contact-with-a-person-who-has-coronavirus/

 

Parents will be contacted with their child’s end of isolation and return to school date.

We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. If you need support with isolation, please contact your local Council.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.

If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

All other children in Years 2 and 3 should attend school as normal.

The identified will children will be notified of their return date.

 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.

 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

new continuous cough and/or

high temperature and/or

a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

 

If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. At that time all other household members must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.

 

Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus

When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available.

 

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

wash your hands as soon as you get home

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

Further information

Further information is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs Cunningham

Headteacher