Sunday 31st October 2021
Over the half term break we have been made aware of a number of children in our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19.
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.
Children who have tested positive are isolating. The children who have been identified as contacts of the confirmed case will have guidance from NHS test and trace and will be advised to take a PCR test if NHS test and trace have their contact details. NHS Test and Trace will not be contacting the school for details of close contacts.
If you take a PCR test as a close contact and are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 you do not have to self-isolate whilst awaiting the result if fully vaccinated or aged 18 years six months or under.
Virus transmission control measures in school remain in place and the school remains open and, providing your child remains well, they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household does not need to self-isolate whilst waiting the result if the following apply:
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
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
Further information is available at