Covid19 Update

Thursday 01 Oct 2020 14:59pm

Many thanks to all parents and carers for your support in helping the school to manage the growing impact of the local and national Covid19 situation.  As you are aware, the school has been notified of a number of positive Covid19 test outcomes from both pupils and adults over the course of the last ten days, which has resulted in the need for pupil groupings, identified through a risk assessment process with Public Health Sheffield, to isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure in order to ensure the safety of the school community.  As noted, the school has been in close contact with Public Health Sheffield and the Department for Education in order to ensure that its response and management of the situation is timely and safe, and embodies best public health practice.

As noted above, the precautionary isolation period required by Public Health England is 14 days, after which all pupils/households who have not experienced potential symptoms are encouraged to return to school.  As such, we are looking forward to welcoming back to school two of our currently isolating pupil groupings early next week following the completion of their isolation period.

Please find here a public health information letter giving more information about Covid19 symptoms and testing for children.  A reminder that if either your child or yourself display any of the following symptoms:

    • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

do not attend school, self-isolate for 10 days and visit NHS.UK or contact NHS 119 via telephone to arrange a Covid19 test, letting the school know of your situation immediately.

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