We have been advised by a member of staff that they have been in direct contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19. This member of staff has therefore been advised by Public Health England that they must now self-isolate until 22nd July. They are now working from home to prepare work and we have arranged physical cover for the class concerned.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. 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.
Currently, none of our children have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive.
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 and this can be arranged via https:www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members even if they remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘support bubble’.
The household isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your 10 day isolation period starts on the 15th of the month, your isolation period ends at the 23:59 hrs on the 25th and you can return to your normal routine.
Household members should not go to work, school or public area 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 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.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of:
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ . If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111,nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
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
Further information is available at https://www.nhs/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/