ADVICE FOR YEAR 11 STUDENTS TO SELF-ISOLATE

29 May 2021 | BY leekhigh

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had two positive Lateral Flow Test for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Year 11.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child may have been in close contact with the affected students. The Local Outbreak Control team has advised that your child should stay at home and self-isolate up to and including 6th June 2021. If this advice changes as the result of further testing, we will inform you straight away.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’. Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
– new continuous cough and/or
– high temperature and/or
– a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
– wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
– use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
– wash your hands as soon as you get home
– cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
– put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely.
P. Evans
Headteacher

COVID-19 LHS Year 11 May 2021

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