Please find an important letter below for parents/carers of children in Class 3b:
Saturday 24th October 2020
FAO: Parents or Carers of those children who were in Class 3b – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week
Dear Parents/Carers of children in Class 3b,
I am writing to advise you that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. This is a member of staff working in Class 3b who was last in school on Thursday 22nd October.
We have followed the national guidance and have identified that if your child was in school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week then your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must now stay at home and self-isolate until the 6th November, even if they do not have symptoms. The adult who has had a confirmed test was last in school on Thursday 22nd October so the date up to and including the 5th November would be the 14 day isolation period.
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.
If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities. If they are well then they can return to school on Friday 6th November.
Other members of your household do not need to self-isolate unless your child starts to show symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms are:
- a high temperature – this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back; and/or
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours; and/or
- a loss of, or change in, your child’s normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia).
Please be vigilant for these symptoms and if your child starts to display any of them, it would then be necessary for all other members of your household (including anyone in your support bubble) to self-isolate for 14 days.
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 .
If you are concerned about your child’s health, please refer to the NHS 111 website or telephone NHS 111 or your GP.
Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
The safety and welfare of all our staff and children remains our top priority. We continue to undertake thorough cleaning of the whole school and a deep clean will be carried out in the appropriate areas of school following this positive case.
School is closed this week due to half term. If you would like to make an urgent enquiry then please email: email@example.com
With kind regards,
Simon Crawford & Hannah Darley