Last Update: 25th April 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you are all aware, the legal restrictions regarding Covid are continuing to relax as we gradually return to normal and learn to live with Covid-19. The below update sets out the current Public Health and DfE advice.
If your child is symptomatic:
- Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
- Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can come back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.
- All children with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.
If your child tests positive (it is not recommended that children and young people are tested for Covid-19 unless directed to by a health professional):
- Inform school immediately.
- Stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test.
- After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature they can return to school.
If someone in your household tests positive on a lateral flow or PCR test or is symptomatic
- No longer any requirement to isolate or test so your child should attend school as normal.
We are striving to return all activities to more "normal" level but there are still some practical precautionary measures in place such as reduced cross-year contact and increased sanitation measures.
We still have the option of contacting the Worcestershire County Council Local Outbreak Response Team ("LORT") should there be numerous cases in school. The LORT then advise the school on necessary actions to take. When there are numerous cases within a class, we may request families of our pupils to undertake testing to enable the school to remain open.
We will continue to keep everyone updated through our usual communications or additional phone/text messages where urgent information needs to be relayed.
The latest requirements and guidance from UK Government can be found here.
Worcestershire County Council support is available through the Here2Help scheme
Should you have any specific concerns then please contact the school office team.