This page will be regularly updated with any key messages and communications regarding Covid-19 and the impact it is having on school operations.

Updated on 23rd January 2021 at 9.30am

We detected a possible positive case of Covid-19 within school yesterday, following the result of an asymptomatic Lateral Flow Device (LFD) rapid test. Notification of the confirmatory PCR test, which was carried out at an NHS testing centre has confirmed that this is a positive case. All identified possible close contacts have been informed by text message.

Covid-19 Important Information and Communications

 

Reporting a Covid test result

To inform of us a Covid test result please let school know as soon as possible. Outside of normal school hours this can be done by e mailing Covid-alert@alderchs.uk. This e mail is monitored out of hours. 

In the email, please try to give as much detail as possible, so for example child’s name, set, whether they travel on the school bus and if so which one, who their close friends are etc. Other information required will be the date of the onset of symptoms, if your child had no symptoms, the date the test was carried out.

Thank you for your co-operation and continued support.

Covid 19 Symptoms 

If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms please do not send them into school. You should inform school that they will be absent and arrange for a test.  All members of the household should self-isolate.  Please inform school of the outcome of the test.  Please contact school if you are having difficulty accessing a test.  The main symptoms of Covid 19 are: 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Further advice is available on the NHS website.  

 

 

 

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