Reporting Covid-19 during Easter
Dear Parents and Carers,
Reporting COVID-19 over the half term
Thank you for your continued support of all we are doing to reduce the risk of Covid-19 for all pupils, families, and staff. I am writing to you as a reminder of what to do if your child shows the symptoms of Covid-19
COVID-19 exists in our wider community and therefore it is important to be especially aware of how your child is and whether they have symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a recent:
· new continuous cough and/or
· high temperature and/or
· a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 they must get a test and remain at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms first appeared until they receive a negative test result. Anyone with symptoms can receive a test by going to https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Please remember you must isolate for 10 days from the date of your first symptoms of COVID and if you do not have symptoms (asymptomatic) you must isolate for 10 days from the date of your positive test result.
Before or on 7th April
If your child has a positive case for COVID-19 between finishing school and the 7th April 2021, please inform us as soon as possible by either emailing the Academy or contacting us via the Facebook messanger, so that we can inform close contacts.
After 7h April and until we return to school
If your child has a positive case for COVID-19 after 7th April 2021, please inform us in the same way. While we will not have to complete contact tracing, we will be able to discuss with you when your child can return to school safely (once they have completed their self-isolation.
Please be more aware than ever how you and your child are as we approach the end of the holiday. It is vital that if your child or someone in their household is displaying symptoms that they do not return to school, and that they undergo a coronavirus test.
All that remains for me to say is that I hope you and your family have a chance to have a peaceful and happy time together over the holiday.