Dear parents &carers,
Although I have sent this message a number of times since September, I am concerned it may be getting lost.
You MUST NOT send your children into school if anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of Covid OR anyone in your household is awaiting the results of a test.
Test results are coming back much quicker now, so isolating whilst a member of your household is tested is taking no more than 1 day. If you send your child into school knowing that a household member has symptoms and that person subsequently receives a positive test, you are putting the rest of your child’s class at risk of being asked to isolate. This could result in up to 30 children, families and staff having to isolate for up to 14 days.
Most people are aware and accepting of the fact that at any point their child may have to isolate due to a positive test in school – which cannot be helped or avoided. However, where it can be avoided – it should be.
We are required by law to inform Public Health of all positive cases, when the children were last in school and as a result, the number of staff and children who have been asked to isolate as a result. You would be found to be going against all government advice if your child had been in school whilst you were awaiting a test result which came back as positive.
Please support the school, your friends and your community with this matter, especially as Christmas is rapidly approaching.
If you are ever in any doubt please phone us and we can discuss your situation with you but DO NOT send your child into school until we have confirmed that it is safe to do so.