Tuesday 18th May
I am writing to advise you that unfortunately, a child in the school has been tested positive for Coronavirus. The children in that specific class, their staff team and those children who have been on the child’s bus are now at home and have been asked to self-isolate following the national guidance.
Following Government Guidance, 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#soc
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.
Whilst numbers of Covid cases has reduced nationally, we continue to be concerned about this and ask that you remain vigilant in looking for the symptoms of Coronavirus. Please do not send your child in to school if they are unwell. 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.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. We will contact you as soon as we know the outcome of the child’s test.