POSITIVE COVID TEST OF A PUPIL IN YEAR 6
Unfortunately, I am writing to you to inform you that a child in Year 6 has tested positive for Covid-19.
As directed by the Local Authority, all children in Year 6 will have to self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days. This means that they cannot attend school for 2 full weeks. During the 14 day self-isolation period, your child MUST NOT go out to public places. Your child could develop symptoms at any point during the 14 day period.
Your child will remain at home from Monday 30th November 2020, the last day of self-isolation will be Friday 11th December 2020, and will able to return to school on Monday 14th December 2020. They will also be allowed out of the house on Sat 12th & Sun 13th December.
I understand that this is highly inconvenient and worrying but we must follow guidance and procedures in these circumstances.
Some questions you may have:
- Can my child’s siblings still attend school? Yes, the local authority has said that siblings can still attend school unless they become symptomatic. However, if your child’s sibling is at risk due to other medical conditions, you may wish to keep the sibling at home too. IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES – if you need to bring your child with you to collect a sibling, your child must wear a mask and stay with you the whole time.
- Does the whole family have to self-isolate? No, unless you become symptomatic, then the whole household MUST self-isolate.
- Will my child be able to do school work? Yes, we have work available via Century Learning. You can contact your class teacher via the class page on the website https://www.gisburnroad.com/classes
- If I get my child tested and it is negative, can they come back to school? At present the answer is no as symptoms can develop at any point during the self-isolation period.
I understand that these are very difficult times and appreciate your patience and understanding. I will be available today if anyone feels that they need to speak to me about anything and will be in from 8am tomorrow.
My very best wishes to you and your family in these difficult times,