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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update:

Thank you for all your help with the drop-off and home time collection. It has worked very well so far and we really appreciate your support in following the one-way systems and the way you have adapted to collecting children from the playgrounds.

The children have been a credit to you all. They have adapted very quickly to the new systems and have been working hard this morning throughout the school. It's great to see them all back together and smiling.

Below is an update on Coronavirus which I'd like you to read carefully.

Thank you.

Anyone can catch Coronavirus. There is no shame in catching it. The virus is spread by either breathing it in or touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face. The virus does not care how clean you are, how tidy your house is, or how rich you might be. It will infect anyone that breathes it in, or touches a contaminated surface.

If you or a member of your household has one of the main symptoms, please do not come into school.

Main Symptoms of Coronavirus:

  1. High Temperature
  2. A new, continuous cough
  3. Loss or change to your sense of taste/ smell

Getting a Test:

If you or anyone you know has one or more of these symptoms, please follow this advice:

Visit the get a free coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS test page to book a visit. This will give you a range of testing options available in your local area. These will usually be:

  • test centre – booking a test at a drive-in test centre is likely to be the fastest way to get a test.
  • home test kit – you can order a home test kit for yourself or up to 3 members of your household.

Kits can also be ordered by calling 119. They can offer help in 650 languages.

What happens if someone in my house has tested positive?

  • If a member of your household has tested positive, the whole household has to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • We will send work for your child to do at home.

What happens at school if there is a positive test?

  • If a child or member of staff has a positive test result, the whole year group bubble will be sent home to self-isolate for 14 days. This has already happened in some schools across the city.
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