Covid-19 School Information
Updated Tuesday 7th December 2021:
School is in receipt of guidance from Public Health regarding Covid and the way in which it may affect school. Any direct instructions that we pass on to parents by email or text message should be followed.
It is vital that if you or your child present symptoms or carry out a lateral flow test which returns a positive result (irrespective of any symptoms present) that the result is then confirmed by PCR test. This not only follows the NHS guidance properly, but also identifies which variant of Covid-19 you or your child may be infected with.
Once you have carried out a PCR test, you are requested to report the PCR Test results for your child to the school, this should be done by email to our email@example.com address, giving us clear indication of the following:
1) If your child's PCR test result is negative, please let us know as soon as this is received, along with the date the PCR test was taken.
2) If your child's PCR test result is positive, please let us know immediately including the following information:
- The date the PCR test was taken
- The PCR test result
- Whether your child has symptoms or not
- If symptomatic, the date symptoms started
- The isolation dates, from and to, issued to you by the NHS result information text or email
You may choose to forward a screen-shot of a text message or the email notification to us; which we will happily accept so long as the other information is appended in the message.
Please note that in line with Government guidance we are not able to authorise an absence for the sibling of a positive child if you exercise parental discretion to keep them at home. Such absence wil be marked in the register as unauthorised except as indicated below*
Once a person within a household tests positive, the NHS guidance requires the rest of the household members at the same address to get a PCR test. Children who present no symptoms during the period awaiting a test result are able to carry on attending school until the test result comes through, at which point the reporting process shown above should be followed unless they fit the category as marked below*
*Pupils or students who are self-isolating after contact with a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant are required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance, and as such will be given authorised absence in line with this requirement.
Thank you for your support in these circumstances. It is very much appreciated.
Chris Jennings, Headteacher
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