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Covid19 – Information

18th January 2022

We hope everyone has had a great start to the week. With the ongoing changes to COVID rules we thought it might be useful for a reminder of key points and links to guidance:

· If your child has coronavirus symptoms, they should self-isolate immediately. If they are over 5 they should also get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are:

o a new continuous cough

o a high temperature

o loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

· If your child gets a positive lateral flow test result, they should self-isolate immediately and follow the self isolation guidance.

· Self-isolation is for at least 7 full days.

· If either of the LFTs taken on day 6 or day 7 is positive, your child should remain in self-isolation until 2 negative LFTs or after day 10 whichever is sooner.

· If your child still has a high temperature after 7 full days, even if the LFT is negative, they should continue to self-isolate until their temperature has returned to normal.

· Please inform the school straightaway if your child has symptoms or tests positive, thank you.

· If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should follow the Guidance for close contacts

· If you are a fully vaccinated adult or aged between 5 and 17 you do not need to self-isolate if identified as a close contact but you are strongly advised to take a LFT every day

· If you are not fully vaccinated, you are legally required to self-isolate as a close contact.

· The school expects all parents to wear face coverings and observe distance at all times during drop-off and pick-up times.

· NEW: Please note that the arrangement with TTP is now that schools will send an ‘inform’ letter to parents, should there be someone with a positive result in their child’s class. This will NOT identify the person who has tested positive. If there is more than one case, parents will receive a ‘warn and inform’ letter.

Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe.