Year 3 self-isolation

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 IN YEAR 3

 

Date: 19/03/2021

FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF DIRECT CLOSE CONTACTS OF A CONFIRM CASE OF COVID 19 at PADIHAM GREEN CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL.

Advice to Self-Isolate for 10 Days

Dear Parent/Carer

We have been advised this afternoon that there has been a positive COVID19 test within our Year 3 bubble.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child (all Year 3 pupils) has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Tuesday 30th March 2021.

We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.

If your child is well at the end of the 10 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities. A negative test does not mean that your child can end their self-isolation or return to school earlier than 10 days.

Other members of their household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to the PHE Staying at Home Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home from the day their symptoms develop and at least the next 10 full days as advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

You can arrange for testing for via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.

Adults and children should NOT use a rapid Lateral Flow Test in response to symptoms. These tests are only designed to be used to check asymptomatic cases and therefore anybody experiencing COVID19 symptoms should access a PCR test (full laboratory test) instead.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house from the day symptoms develop in the first case and the next 10 full days.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able to, 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 of COVID 19

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

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-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

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours sincerely,

Mr. M. S. Dixon

Headteacher

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