URGENT: Important COVID message regarding Year 6
Dear Parents and Carers
As a matter of urgency, please check your emails regarding a positive case of COVID-19 in Year 6, for clear instructions.
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Year 6. A pupil has tested positive, so we have been advised to close our Year 6 bubbles, with staff and pupils self-isolating until Thursday 5th November. They will return to school on Friday 6th November, providing they do not develop symptoms.
However, as our bubbles are tight and systems are secure, all other staff and pupils, including siblings of Year 6 children, will return to school as normal on Tuesday 3rd November.
We are asking Year 6 parents to contact us via text (details provided in the email) to indicate that they have received our message.
Dear Parents & Carers,
On Thursday we received some useful updated guidance from Telford and Wrekin which we would like to share with you. This was emailed to you on Friday however, please find below a copy of the absence guide. This will inform you of the actions and timescales in relation to different scenarios linked to Coronavirus. It is really clear in the guidance that you only need to stay at home if you have one of the main 3 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
We are really hoping we do not get to a situation where we have to close a 'bubble' for 14 days. If one adult or child in a class has a positive test for Coronavirus we will inform you by letter or a phone call and your child in that bubble would have to self-isolate for 14 days. Other siblings not in that bubble can continue to come to school as normal unless anyone in your family have the symptoms.
As we are all aware, usually in the Autumn term there can be lots of coughs and colds around. Please find below a symptom checker from Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub which will help you to identify if the symptoms that your child is experiencing are common to Coronavirus.
We would like to say well done to everyone for how the school morning and after school system is working. The flow around school means that we do not have any congestion on the school grounds which is keeping everyone safe. Although the Government guidance does not recommend the use of face masks in the school setting, we understand that some parents would feel more comfortable wearing a face mask when dropping off or collecting their children - this is perfectly fine. Thank you again for your patient and consideration.
Mrs Rhonda Welsh
Head of School