Dear Parents and Carers, 

Further to our announcement that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Mrs Tuff’s Y5 class, we need to update you with the following information. We have carried out a full risk assessment having spoken to Public Health and Local Authority advisors. 

The children who were present in the class on Monday/Tuesday this week, have been identified as a close contact and must therefore self-isolate for 10 days, from Wednesday 17th March. This means their last day of self-isolation will be Friday 26th March they can return to school on Monday 29th March. They will be provided with online work until their return. 

If your child was not in school on either the Monday or Tuesday, they may return to school as normal and do not need to self isolate. 

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: 

nhs.uk/coronavirus 

How to stop COVID-19 spreading 

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 

Any siblings should attend school as normal. If there are any issues with your child accessing work during their self isolation, please ring school and speak to myself. 

We appreciate your support at this very difficult and challenging time for everyone.