Christmas 2020 - reporting a positive case

18 December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Children who test positive during the holidays

We have been asked by the Department for Education to be available to support contact tracing of any pupils who test positive for Covid in the first six days after the schools close on Friday 18th December.

Please read this letter carefully and follow the instructions below.

Pupil develops symptoms and tests positive 48 hours AFTER school closes (over the weekend)

Should your child develop symptoms in the 48 hours after they leave school on Friday 18th December and test positive for Covid, you need to inform the school of the positive test result in order that we can contact other pupils or staff who have been in close contact with them.  Please ring the school and leave a message on our answer machine, along with the best number to contact you on. The messages will be checked twice daily and you will be contacted by me.

Pupil becomes symptomatic and tests positive more than 48 hours after school closes (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

If the pupil develops symptoms after the weekend and then tests positive you should inform NHS Test and Trace.  Please also let us know by ringing the school and leaving a message on our answer machine, along with the best number to contact you on.

We very much hope that these protocols do not need to be followed by any of our families over the festive period and that you can enjoy Christmas with your families.

Kind regards

Mrs Stephanie Gibbon

Headteacher