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 Saturday, 17th July 2021 at 4.30pm

We currently have the following cases in school, parents and carers of close contacts have been sent a text message and should refer to the letters below for confirmation of the action required.

  • 15th July - Year 7 (7O) - Positive PCR result. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information.
  • 13th July - Year 9 (9G) - Positive PCR result. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information. 
  • 13th July - 2 cases in Year 8 (8Y and 8O) - Both PCR results are positive. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information. 
  • 13th July - 2 cases in Year 10 - Both PCR results are positive. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information. 
  • 13th July - 1 case in Year 10 - PCR result was NEGATIVE, close contacts have been told, please be aware there are several cases in Y10 therefore if you haven't received the negative text your child should continue to isolate. 
  • 12th July - Year 9 (9B) - positive PCR result. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information.
  • 11th July - Year 9 (9I) - positive PCR result. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information.
  • 9th July - Year 8 (8G) - positive PCR result. Parents and carers of all close contacts have been sent a text message. Please refer to the letter below for more information.

Parents of children who have been asked to isolate may be eligible for a Test and Trace Support Payment from the government. More details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/test-and-trace-support-payment

PCR Test for Close Contacts - Updated advice from Public Health

please read carefully even if your child has been identified as close contact in the past. 

Students who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 can now get a PCR test (not a lateral flow rapid test) during their 10-day self-isolation period, whether or not they have symptoms.  Around 1 in 5 people who have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 will go on to have COVID-19 themselves, and around 1 in 3 of those will have no symptoms but can still spread the virus.  

To reduce the risk of further transmission and identify any further Covid-19 positive residents, Public Health England are now requesting all identified contacts, including school bubbles, organise a PCR test.  Please book a test at http://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119

Covid-19 Important Information and Communications

Reporting a PCR 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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