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Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

Covid-19 Confirmed Case

I am writing to you to because we have been advised by the LCC Health Protection Team to send home the children from Reception as a member of the ‘bubble’ has tested positive for Covid-19. This is with immediate effect and for a duration of 12 days from today.

 

I was informed this morning that a member of the ‘bubble’ has not been in school since Tuesday 13th October, has since tested positive.

 

Your child has been identified as one of those who may have had contact and therefore will need to stay home with immediate effect and for a duration of 12 days until Tuesday 27th October.

 

On the advice of the Health Protection Team, only those children who have had contact with this youngster need to self-isolate for 14 days since the last contact – they do not need to be tested unless they become symptomatic and their household do not need to self-isolate unless the contact gets symptoms.

 

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This email is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and 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/askfor-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. More information can be found regarding testing here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works 

 

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

 

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stayat-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid19-infection

 

The 14-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.

 

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

 

Household members staying at home for 14 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.

 

 

 

 

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough;
  • a high temperature;
  • a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

 

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-havecoronavirus-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/

 

Remote learning will be available for all affected pupils and will be published on Google Classroom as usual.

 

If you wish to contact us with any queries related to this please do not hesitate to do so on 01636 626 268 or adminoffice@claypoleprimary.org

 

 

Further information from Headteacher

This letter (above) has been provided to me by Public Health England and I am required to send this out. It feels impersonal so I want to provide some further information here. I recognise that receiving this letter may be upsetting, worrying and/or frustrating. Our kiddies and team have done all that I have asked of them but this virus is such that simply sitting in a classroom, next to someone who has tested positive, requires action to prevent further spread.

 

Since receiving notification that one of the ‘bubble’ has tested positive, I have spoken to Public Health England and the Local Health Protection Team. This is currently an isolated case and requires all those (staff and pupils) who have been in close contact to isolate for 14 days.

 

The children will be set work remotely through their Tapestry accounts and our school website. Please log in and if you have any IT issues, let us know (Tech@claypoleprimary.org)

 

I appreciate how challenging this situation is for you all and your families. If you need any support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Best wishes – stay safe

Martyn Wells

I am writing to you to because we have been advised by the LCC Health Protection Team to send home the children from Reception as a member of the ‘bubble’ has tested positive for Covid-19. This is with immediate effect and for a duration of 12 days from today.

 

I was informed this morning that a member of the ‘bubble’ has not been in school since Tuesday 13th October, has since tested positive.

 

Your child has been identified as one of those who may have had contact and therefore will need to stay home with immediate effect and for a duration of 12 days until Tuesday 27th October.

 

On the advice of the Health Protection Team, only those children who have had contact with this youngster need to self-isolate for 14 days since the last contact – they do not need to be tested unless they become symptomatic and their household do not need to self-isolate unless the contact gets symptoms.

 

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This email is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and 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/askfor-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. More information can be found regarding testing here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works 

 

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

 

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stayat-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid19-infection

 

The 14-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.

 

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

 

Household members staying at home for 14 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.

 

 

 

 

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough;
  • a high temperature;
  • a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

 

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-havecoronavirus-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/

 

Remote learning will be available for all affected pupils and will be published on Google Classroom as usual.

 

If you wish to contact us with any queries related to this please do not hesitate to do so on 01636 626 268 or adminoffice@claypoleprimary.org

 

 

Further information from Headteacher

This letter (above) has been provided to me by Public Health England and I am required to send this out. It feels impersonal so I want to provide some further information here. I recognise that receiving this letter may be upsetting, worrying and/or frustrating. Our kiddies and team have done all that I have asked of them but this virus is such that simply sitting in a classroom, next to someone who has tested positive, requires action to prevent further spread.

 

Since receiving notification that one of the ‘bubble’ has tested positive, I have spoken to Public Health England and the Local Health Protection Team. This is currently an isolated case and requires all those (staff and pupils) who have been in close contact to isolate for 14 days.

 

The children will be set work remotely through their Tapestry accounts and our school website. Please log in and if you have any IT issues, let us know (Tech@claypoleprimary.org)

 

I appreciate how challenging this situation is for you all and your families. If you need any support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Best wishes – stay safe

Martyn Wells

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
  • Email: adminoffice@claypoleprimary.org
  • Phone: 01636 626268
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