Dear Parent or Carer,
Over recent days we have been made aware of several children in our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19.
I would like to take time to reassure you that we have taken all necessary actions since hearing this information to keep all children at our school as safe as possible. The school have consulted with the local authority and we are introducing some additional controls within certain parts of the school to reduce the chances of further spread of the virus. Our school risk assessment will be updated to reflect the changes in practice. For the next 2 weeks, we will introduce the following controls:
We will review these measures and on Thursday 3rd February.
Following this period of time, we will review these additional measures. It is important that we are vigilant and follow public health messages to stop the spread of the virus.
Eligible household members should do a rapid test daily for the next 7 days to check if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading. Even if you’re vaccinated, there’s still a chance you can pass COVID-19 on, so you should keep getting tested regularly. To access home test kits, please see the following link below: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
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.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Symptoms of COVID 19
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/or by phoning 119.