Increase in Covid-19 cases
We have been informed that there has been a marked increase in the number of Covid-19 cases amongst pupils across the country since their return to school this term.
The latest government guidance states that under 18s do not need to self-isolate even if there are cases within close family. This means that pupils not showing any symptoms can attend school, and we encourage them to do so.
However, where there are close contacts identified, individuals are being contacted by TTP and are being asked to undertake a PCR test on day 2 and 8.
As it is extremely difficult to identify close contacts of children, particularly the younger ones, could we ask that you continue to be vigilant. We know that in general Covid-19 doesn’t affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community, but to help keep others safe, there are still some things that you/ your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.
We recommend that:
- you continue to encourage hand washing /sanitising, sneezing/coughing into a tissue or elbow etc.,
- you continue to be alert for symptoms developing
- if you possibly can, introduce the use of LFD tests with your child
All of these will help ensure that we keep our pupils and staff safe, well and enjoying our learning together.
We appreciate how disruptive the last 18 months has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of Covid-19.
Thank you for continued support.