Dear Parents and Carers,
Advice to All Parents – Single case of Coronavirus in school.
Unfortunately, I have been advised by the parents of a child in the family bubble Year3/4 that their child has tested positive for Coronavirus. I have been in touch with Public Health England and they have advised me to close this bubble. Parents of the children in this bubble have been telephoned by myself, as the children and their siblings will have to self-isolate for 10 days. I will hopefully be able to re-instate this class bubble provision by 28th January.
I will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. The school remains open for all other bubbles and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal if they are part of the keyworker groups.
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 10 days. The 10-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 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
If you are able, 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.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Also, be aware that Shropshire council have advised that stomach ache in some cases for children may be a symptom.
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ 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 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office or your child’s teacher if you have concerns regarding this matter.
Look after each other, take care and stay safe.