Dear Parents/Carers of Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6,
We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who may have been in the proximity of the affected case and have recommended that they stay at home and self-isolate until 14 days after their last contact.
Your child has not been identified and therefore does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If your child, or anyone in your household, develops these symptoms, you whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. When the result is known further advice will be available.
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
There are things we can all do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to minimise the risk to your children and I thank you for all your support in following the new arrangements.
I would be grateful if parents/carers would refrain from using social media to discuss this matter as rumour and speculation can cause unnecessary upset and panic.
Thank you again for your continued support in such challenging times.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school and I will be happy to speak to you.
Miss J Withey
Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus