Covid-19 Letter to Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers, 13th March 2021
We just wanted to let you know that we have just had, this morning, the results of a positive PCR test for a child in Mr Line’s Y6 Bubble.
After seeking advice from Public Health yesterday, we took the precautionary measure of asking any close contacts of the child with symptoms to isolate until we had more information. These children were sent home yesterday in the morning, and now due to the confirmation, we need those children to stay off school, returning on Monday 22nd March. Online learning will be provided for these children. At this point, no other child needs to stay off school. We would obviously inform you should this situation change in any way.
We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are in communication with Public Health England/ Department for Education. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
See Below for Covid-19 Advice
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
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