Date: 27th September 2020
Dear Parents/Carers of RS, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6,
We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who may have been in the proximity of the affected case and have recommended that they stay at home and self-isolate until 14 days after their last contact.
Your child has not been identified and therefore does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If your child, or anyone in your household, develops these symptoms, your whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. When the result is known further advice will be available.
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
There are things we can all 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
• maintain an appropriate social distance with non-household members of over 2 metres.
Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to minimise the risk to your children and I thank you for all your support in following the new arrangements.
I would be grateful if parents/carers would refrain from using social media to discuss this matter as rumour and speculation can cause unnecessary upset and panic.
Thank you again for your continued support in such challenging times.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school and I will be happy to speak to you.
Miss SJ Carroll
Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus