Confirmed single positive case of COVID-19 in school
Confirmed Single Positive case of COVID-19 in School.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 which effects a member of staff. The member of staff is recovering at home and we wish them a speedy recovery. Those other members of staff that have been in contact are now also isolating for the required 14 days.
This does not affect your child so school will remain 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 https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 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