Year 11 pupils
There have been a number of positive COVID-19 cases within your child’s year group in recent days. Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. If they show any of the symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, isolate immediately and book a PCR test for your child.
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 you and your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. For the next 10 days we recommend your child:
▪ Avoid contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection.
This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone who hasn’t
received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.
▪ Be alert for new symptoms.
If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay
away from school and get a PCR test. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at
www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
▪ Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible.
Try to keep the number of people in close contact with your child to as few as possible. Avoid large
gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after-school activities.
▪ Keep washing hands regularly.
This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.
We know how disruptive the last year 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 COVID19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.
Mr N Jones
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