Dear Parent/Carer,

As you know, we break up for the two week Christmas break on Friday 18th December.

If your child tests positive for COVID up until and including 24th December, you must inform me immediately. You can do this by contacting me directly at

dtodd@ashley.s-tyneside.sch.uk

I will need to know when the child’s symptoms started, when the test was taken and when the result came back. I need to know this information as a positive test result may affect other children and adults who have been in close contact. I also have to report this information into the Local Authority Public Health team.

I will check my emails regularly during this period.

Fingers (and everything else) crossed that I do not have anything to report on, but I really appreciate your support on this matter.

Thanks,

Mrs Todd

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