Thursday 22nd July 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a morning of worry for us all but I hope to bring you some good news.
The Covid regulation changed with Freedom Day on Monday. While we were aware of these, we wrongly presumed that as the school term didn’t finish until Tuesday, contact tracing as a school would continue.
After many phone calls this morning to track and trace advisors who had to double check with their advisors, that from last Monday, school was no longer responsible for identifying close contacts. If T & T contact me as the head of Croyland, because school has been identified by the parent as a contact, I will then have to act, but until that phone call arrives, you child does not have to isolate.
I must reiterate however, a child in foundation stage has tested positive and would have been infectious during their time in school with your child. The rules of isolation may have changed but Covid transmission hasn’t and, I urge you, for your own peace of mind, to monitor your child carefully over the next five days, when infection would show itself. If Covid enters your home, you and your family become vulnerable.
The child who tested positive does not have symptoms and continues to have none. They are well and happy.
Once again, I wish you a safe and happy holiday.
Miss L Deakin Mrs K Collins
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher
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Monday 26th October 2020
Date: Monday 26th October 2020
FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at CROYLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days
We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 in the year R bubble.
We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate. Your child’s last day of isolation is Friday 6th November and they may return to school on Monday 9th November.
If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.
Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.
Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person
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 .
People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
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. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
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
Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
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.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
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
- 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 is available at
We really do appreciate that this is a worrying time for you. If you have any questions or wish to speak to someone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.
Miss L Deakin