I am writing to advise you that an adult who was in school has tested positive for Coronavirus. However, I would like to reassure you that the child was not in your child’s class, unless you have been notified by Weduc earlier today.
The children in that specific class and the class staff team have now been asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the last day of contact.
We are very conscious that with only one week to go until the end of the term, children are becoming very tired and it can be difficult to tell whether they are tired or ill. Please do continue to be extremely vigilant to keep everyone safe this Christmas time. We would very much like everyone in our Oaklands community to be able to enjoy the time during the easing of restrictions between 23rd and 27th December, and want to do everything we can to ensure that our children and staff can stay well and be able to see loved ones. If you have any concern that your child may be at all ill this week, please notify the school office and keep them at home. 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.
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 you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. .
Sarah Osborne (Headteacher)