Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you stay safe over the Christmas break. In the event that a child has a positive covid test result, we need you to let us know so we can inform anyone who was in contact at school that they need to self-isolate.
If your child receives a positive test this week, please let us know as normal. It is of course possible that a student who feels unwell on Wednesday or Thursday this week might not get a test result back until Saturday or Sunday. From 4pm on Friday 18th December, the school office will be closed, so if a positive test comes back after that time, please contact the trust office and give details of the test result, when the child was last in school and when the first symptoms were observed. Where necessary, the school will get in contact with the families of other students who are likely to have been in close contact.
When we trace contacts, we will only go back 48hrs from the first symptom or the positive test, whichever is earliest. The chart below will help you to decide whether you need to let us know.
Date of first symptom or positive test, whichever is earliest Was your child in school on any of these dates?
Wednesday 16th December Monday 14th Tuesday 15th If yes, contact us
Thursday 17th December Tuesday 15th Wednesday 16th If yes, contact us
Friday 18th December Wednesday 16th Thursday 17th If yes, contact us
Saturday 19th December Thursday 17th Friday 18th If yes, contact us
Sunday 20th December Friday 18th If yes, contact us
Monday 21st December You child did not attend school within the 48hr window There is no need to contact us
Tuesday 22nd December You child did not attend school within the 48hr window There is no need to contact us
Wednesday 23trd December You child did not attend school within the 48hr window There is no need to contact us
Thursday 24th December You child did not attend school within the 48hr window There is no need to contact us
If you do need to contact us after 4pm on December 18th, please contact: · firstname.lastname@example.org
01440 333400 – option 8 (until 7pm on Friday 18 December, then between 8am and 5pm 19th – 24th December)
I sincerely hope that there will be no need for any of you to notify us of an illness, and no need for us to tell any of you that your child has been a contact.