We are excited to start the new term tomorrow.
As I’m sure you are aware, currently there are a significant number of cases of COVID nationally and the new variant spreads very easily.
Our priority is to keep the school open. The biggest difficulty we may face is staff absence but we will do our best to keep classes and school open. To support us, it is vital that we all play our part.
If children have symptoms, if they have a new continuous cough, loss of taste and smell, or a temperature, they will be expected to get a PCR test. If this is negative then they may return to school.
The new Omicron variant reportedly presents a different set of symptoms- these include fatigue, headaches, and a sore throat. These, however, are not officially confirmed. If your child shows those symptoms then you may consider doing a lateral flow test (LFT).
If someone in your household tests positive or if children are confirmed as a contact, they are still allowed to come to school but they are requested to carry out an LFT test every day for 7 days. If the test is negative, then they can come to school.
If your child receives a positive PCR test, they must isolate for at least 7 days. On days 6 and 7, they can do an LFT and if both are negative and they no longer have symptoms, they will be free to return on day 8.
I know you will support us to keep families and our community safe. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.
Assistant Head Teacher
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