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Change to Isolation period from Mon 17th Jan.
Please visit the link below for details.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As expected, numbers of positive COVID cases are rising in school. We continue to monitor the numbers of positive cases and make changes to our COVID measures as appropriate.
With the significant increase in numbers this week, we have put additional measures back in place to further reduce the risk of virus transmission. These are detailed in the letter attached below.
Positive Case in Household
Last week we had a number of cases where a member of the household tested positive and isolated, whilst other members continued to come to school as per guidelines, only to test positive later in the week.
Warwickshire's local guidance is that children in a household with positive cases must have a PCR test. If it is negative the child may come into school. It must be a PCR not an LFT, even if the original positive case within the household is from an LFT. When booking the PCR please use the option 'My Local Authority has asked me to test'. As a close contact of a positive case, they should continue to LFT daily. This will help to reduce the spread of the virus in school.
Warwickshire have also said people who have had the virus, should resume LFT testing as soon as they are well following their isolation period. A positive LFT should be treated as a new case, as it is likely to be a new infection.
Children who are isolating and who are well, can join live remote learning if we are notified by 3pm the previous day. Learning objectives for the week can be found on Seesaw and additional resources will be shared with children as required. Please refer to remote learning guidance here
Government Testing Change from Tuesday 11th January
Anyone who has a positive lateral flow test (LFT) who does not have symptoms, must now assume they are positive and isolate as per government guidelines. You do not need to take a PCR test to confirm.
If your child has symptoms, do not complete an LFT, you must book a PCR. Your child must isolate while you wait for the result. If your child’s PCR result is negative and they are well, your child may return to school. Please note, PCR appointments are released at midnight each day, so the earlier you book in the day, the better chance you have of securing a slot on the same day.
Close Contacts to a Positive Case
If there is a positive case in your child’s class, your child must take a daily LFT before coming to school.
The numbers of children reporting a positive case today has risen sharply and all but one class is affected. We do not want to inundate you with emails, so we ask you please to check our website daily for cases in your child’s class. If there are cases, please ensure your child is completing a lateral flow test (LFT) each morning before coming to school. Please navigate to ‘COVID – Daily Update’ or click here
Positive Case Reporting
Please report any positive case to the school office by emailing email@example.com. Please state in this email the date of your child’s ‘day zero’. Day zero is either the first day the child showed symptoms, or if they have no symptoms, the date of their test.
- Please keep children at home if there is a positive case in the house.
- Refer to remote learning guidance here
- If your child has a positive LFT, they do not need a PCR but must isolate, as per the government guidelines.
- Check the website daily to see if there are cases in your child’s class.
- If there is a positive case in your child’s class, your child must take a daily LFT before coming to school.
Thank you once again for all your support and your patience with this ever changing pandemic landscape.