Dear Parent/Carer,  

We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.  

We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who may have been in close contact with the affected case and have recommended that they stay at home and self-isolate until 14 days after their last contact.

Parents/carers of all those children identified have been sent a text message to inform them. If you have not received a text message your child has not been identified as a close contact and therefore does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance. 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If your child, or anyone in your household, develops these symptoms, you whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. When the result is known further advice will be available.  

Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus   

There are things we can all 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; 
  • maintain an appropriate social distance with non-household members of over 2 metres. 

Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus    

Any further updates to the situation in school will be included on the Covid 19 Information and Update page.

Yours sincerely 

R. O’Regan 

Headteacher