Castle Hill Primary School

Castle Hill

Primary School

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Covid 19 Update

Tuesday 11th January 2022

 

Dear parent / carer Happy new year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break. I am writing to update you all on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the latest guidance for schools, to help you all understand the confusing changes currently taking place.

 

When to isolate and take a PCR test.

 

My child has no symptoms and has tested negative on an LFT at home:

 No need to isolate or take a PCR test.

 

My child has no symptoms but has tested positive on an LFT at home:

 Your child must isolate for 10 days (day 1 is the day AFTER the test result). No need to take a PCR test.

 

My child has symptoms but has tested negative on an LFT at home:

 Your child must isolate for 10 days and book a PCR test.

 

My child has symptoms and has tested positive on an LFT at home:

 Your child musty isolate for 10 days and book a PCR test.

 

Please remember that the three main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

 A new or continuous cough

 A high temperature

 A loss of smell or taste

 

NHS test and trace will send PCR test results via text message or email (or both) and advise you of your isolation dates. Please keep these messages (or a screenshot) and send them to school via the Office email account, whether they are negative or positive. Alternatively, you can show them on your phone to a member of staff on the playground on the day your child returns to school when they are better or their isolation has ended.

 

If a PCR test result comes back negative, your child can return to school as soon as they are well enough to do so.

 

If your child begins to display symptoms whilst at school, they will be taken to the Welfare Room and parents / carers will be called to collect them. Your child must then get a PCR test. If the test is negative, they can return to school as soon as they are well enough to do so.

 

In the event of a positive test result, your child must isolate for 10 days. If your child has tested positive and has to isolate for 10 days, an LFT test can be administered at home on days 6 and 7 after the positive test result. These tests need to be taken a full 24 hours apart. If both of these results are negative, your child can leave isolation and return to school.

 

We are strongly advising parents/carers to submit these LFT test results to the NHS using the website below: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result After reporting your result, you will receive a text message or email. If possible, please send these to school or show them to staff on the playground.

 

Work is available on the class pages under the ‘Children’ section of the school website, if your child is having to isolate at home but is well enough to complete work.

 

Please contact school if you would like a paper copy of the work arranging or if you require hardware to access the work online. I understand and appreciate these challenges the guidance from the Government can cause and would like to thank you all in advance of your ongoing understanding and support.

 

Yours sincerely.

Andy Renwick

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