Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to let you know that this week there have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the school community, and your child may have had contact with them during their infectious period.
Schools are no longer expected to identify the close contacts of cases of Covid-19 this is done by the national Test and Trace system.
Test and Trace may be in touch with you in the coming days if your child is identified as a close contact by them, but as a school we will not pass personal contact details on to the case to share with Test and Trace.
Children who are close contacts of someone with Covid-19 are no longer required to isolate, but they are advised to get a PCR test, and they are at a higher risk of developing Covid-19 in the days after the contact. They do not need to isolate while they wait for the result, unless they have symptoms.
Your child should continue to attend school unless they develop symptoms of Covid-19 or are unwell. If they do develop symptoms, please keep your child at home and book a PCR test for them.
The 3 main Covid-19 symptoms remain a temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher; a new continuous cough; a change to or loss of taste and smell. However, the most commonly reported symptoms of the Delta variant include headache, sore throat, tiredness, and cold-like symptoms, so please be aware of these as well and seek testing if you are in any doubt.