Confirmed case of COVID-19 in YEAR 10
NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect trace everyone who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Pupils in YEAR 10
Pupils in Year 10 have been identified as contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are therefore required to self-isolate. The child who has tested positive was in school on Friday 23rd October, therefore Year 10 need to self-isolate for 14 days from then, to 6th November inclusive.
Self-isolation advice requires Year 10 pupils to stay at home, not to go outdoors to exercise, to visit shops, family or friends, or to other public spaces. Please do not invite people to your house. Further information on self-isolation can be found in the link at the bottom of this letter.
If your child remains well then the other members of the household do not need to isolate and can continue with their normal activities. If your child is still well, they can return to their other usual activities on Saturday 7th November and to school on Monday 9th November as planned.
This period of self-isolation cannot be reduced by having a test. A test is only for people who develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Pupils in YEARS 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 & 13
Pupils in all other year groups do not need to self-isolate unless they travel on the 304 school bus. (Parents receive a separate communication).
A reminder that in accordance to WG guidance, only Years 7 & 8 should attend school in the week after half term (2nd Nov – 6th Nov).
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:
Please be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 in your child, which are:
If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if they are mild:
contact NHS 111 or telephone your GP; if there is a medical emergency phone 999
Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found here
Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found here
For general information on COVID-19 https://gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus The COVID-19 online symptom checker can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do https://gov.wales/check-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help
As the school is closed over half term, please send any queries you may have to the school email address firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored daily.
Mr N Jones Headteacher
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