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COVID-19 updates

13th July 2021

 

Advice to all parents

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a case of COVID-19 within the school.

 

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.

 

The school remains open and, providing your child remains well, they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

 

The advent of the Delta variant means we will maintain the current “bubbles” through to the summer break.


The new variant is exhibiting different symptoms, with a headache, sore
throat and runny nose now the most commonly reported
.

 

Please can we ask that any students who have these new symptoms be kept at home and test to confirm whether they are COVID positive or negative.


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.

 

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

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

Do:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

Further Information

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Yours sincerely

Tracy Felstead

Headteacher

12th July 2021

 

Unfortunately, we have had a POSITIVE lateral flow test; until we get the confirmed result of the PCR test, Public Health England have instructed bus route C249L and one member of staff to self-isolate.  If your child is affected by this they must remain at home on Monday 12 July 2021 until informed to return to school. We will keep you updated on the situation.

4th July 2021

 

Unfortunately, we have had a POSITIVE lateral flow test; until we get the confirmed result of the PCR test, Public Health England have instructed the school will CLOSE to all KS3 and KS4 students and staff (classes Apache, Lynx, Wildcat, Curie, Darwin and Newton), therefore your child must remain at home on Monday 5 July 2021. We will keep you updated on the situation and all school transport has been cancelled. 

17th June 2021

 

Advice to all parents

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a case of COVID-19 within the school.

 

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.

 

The school remains open and, providing your child remains well, they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

 

The advent of the Delta variant means we will maintain the current “bubbles” through to the summer break.


The new variant is exhibiting different symptoms, with a headache, sore
throat and runny nose now the most commonly reported
.

 

Please can we ask that any students who have these new symptoms be kept at home and test to confirm whether they are COVID positive or negative.


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.

 

Symptoms of COVID 19

 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

 

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

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

 

Do:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

 

Further Information

 

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Tracy Felstead

Headteacher

Whole School Risk Assessment - January 2021

Management of COVID-19 in school age children - action for parents/carers

COVID-19 School Safeguarding Policy Addendum

 

 

 

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