Shenton Primary School

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4 CANADA Parent Letter 9.10.2020

 

 9th October 2020

 

4 Canada; Child to Self-Isolate until Wednesday 21st October 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

We have been advised by a parent that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

 

Working with Leicester City Council Public Health Team and Public Health England we have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child registered in 4Canada has been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance your child will now need to stay at home and self-isolate until Wednesday 21st  October.

 

Your child must stay at home during this time. They should not go to the shops, play with other children outside of your home or go anywhere else e.g. madrassa. If anyone else in your house develops symptoms you must all then follow the isolation advice below.

 

Your child has a school email address, lessons on line will start at 9am on Tuesday 13th October.  Please make sure your child is up and ready, has access to a tablet or laptop (not a phone – the screen is too small) and are sat at a table. A register will be taken each morning. Your child will have been taught what to do. This will continue for every school day until the end of this half term - Friday 16th October.

 

We are asking you to stay home to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.

 

Your child does not need to get a test unless they get symptoms or they are asked to on the advice of Test and Trace, Public Health England or Leicester City Council Public Health team.

 

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to school. They must complete the 14 day isolation, even if they have a negative test result. This is because they might still develop the virus after the test is taken.

 

We will reopen the class after half term, and will expect to see you on Monday 26th October 8.30am-9am as long as no one in your home has COVID symptoms.

 

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day 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 should get a test and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

 

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

 

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

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 14 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

 

Any child/staff member who has tested positive does not need a negative test to come back to school. Tests are sensitive enough to test small pieces of the virus that remain, even when the person is no longer infectious. Someone should not have another COVID test for at least a month after a positive one.

 

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 NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ 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
  • wear a face covering in shops and other public buildings, as well as when advised to in school https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Further Information

 

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ms Gita

Headteacher