If your child is identified as a contact of a positive case, you will receive a letter from Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink MBE. This letter will be sent to you from the school and it will contain information and guidance on the steps we would ask you to take.
When a student or member of staff tests positive for COVID-19 having been in school, we will identify those who have come into contact with them during what is a called the ‘period of interest’ for Public Health. In most cases, this will be limited to those who have shared a classroom with the positive case during lessons.
Any student identified as a contact can continue to attend education, providing that they remain well with no symptoms of COVID-19.
The intention of Public Health is to keep students in school who have been identified as contacts of a positive case, to avoid disruption to their education, as long as they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and carry out lateral flow tests every morning before attending school for a 10-day period.
Children can still attend all in-school or outside school activities/sports/clubs/events during the 10 days in which they are taking daily lateral flow tests.
If the child develops any symptoms, or receives a positive lateral flow test result, parents/carers must keep them at home and arrange a PCR test immediately by contacting the clinical helpline on 01481 220001 or 01481 220002 (please do not use lateral flow tests if symptomatic) and; parents/carers are able to collect their child from their setting promptly if they begin to develop any symptoms whilst at school