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Fox Hollies Special School

Fox Hollies Special School

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Tuesday 17th November 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,


Confirmed single positive case of COVID-19 in school

We have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within one of our bubbles. The affected bubble has been sent home and advised to isolate. They will be supported with home-learning provided by their class teams.

If you have not already been contacted then school remains open to your young people and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

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.


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119. 

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

If you are able to, 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.


Symptoms- you must book a test if you develop any of these symptoms

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

•new continuous cough and/or

•high temperature (feeling hot to touch- you don’t need a thermometer to check this)

•a loss of, or change in sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


Please inform the school if your child or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19.


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



  • 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


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