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Covid Updates

Tuesday 27th October 2020

3EG

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at CROYLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of Covid 19 in class 3EG.

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. They may return to school on Thursday 5th 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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

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

Do:

  • 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

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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 croylandprimaryrespo@croylandprimary.org.uk and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

Yours sincerely,

Miss L Deakin

Head teacher

3CC

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been made aware of a number of positive Covid tests within our school community.

We know that you may find this concerning but 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 you with advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

Following our own track and trace procedures we have no reason to believe that your son or daughter will be affected by the cases in school.

If your child does develop symptoms of COVID-19, you must request a test. The results of the test will have implications on you and your family. You can seek advice from the NHS 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 further advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

To arrange a test for you or someone in your family, you can follow this link. https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. Please remember that if someone in your household is showing symptoms, then you all must isolate until you have had the test result, at which point you will be advised further.

More information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-homeguidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

If you would rather talk to a member of staff for clarification, or simply reassurance, please use the following email address croylandprimaryrespo@croylandprimary.org.uk. We will try to respond as soon as we can.

Kind regards,

Miss L Deakin

Head teacher