Coronavirus Update for Hares, Rabbits, Dormice Class
I am writing to advise you that another staff member in the school has been tested positive for Coronavirus. However, I would like to reassure you that the staff member was not in your child’s class. I have spoken at length to Public Health England about the classes and the safety measures we have been taking within our school. The children in that specific class and their staff team have now been asked to self-isolate.
Following Government Guidance & Public Health advice, your child should continue attending school providing they remain well. This guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools
However, if your child becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough, or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you MUST keep them at home and you must follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, which sets out that your child should self-isolate for at least 10 days and you should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). You can book a test online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119. Please email the results of any tests taken by members of your household during the isolation period as we need this information in order to safely bring your child back to school. Please email any results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be vigilant in continuing to look for the symptoms of Coronavirus. If your child or a household member has symptoms of Coronavirus and you need further advice you can call NHS 111.
If your child has nausea, diarrhoea or any other signs of illness, you MUST keep your child off school for at least 48 hours after the last bout of their illness. Please ring the school office to let us know.
Unfortunately, this situation does mean that many of our staff team are now self-isolating and this can consequently have a knock on effect on staffing across the school. As you can appreciate, we endeavour to ensure that each class is staffed with familiar adults who know the children in order to respond effectively to their individual needs and keep them safe. We will continue to monitor the staffing situation carefully. Please continue to check Weduc messages regularly as this will be the initial way in which we would contact you if there are changes to the situation in school.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your child’s safety is our utmost priority.