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Single Covid19 case in Year 12

COVID 19 Case Update

We were made aware yesterday of a student in Year 12 who has tested positive for COVID 19.

The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing their parents that their child must stay at home for 14 days. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

COVID 19 Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

 Remember: if your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and 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. 

If you are keeping one child off school because of symptoms, you must also keep other children away from school until the symptomatic child has received a negative test.

If any household member is awaiting the results of a COVID test, they must stay at home and only return to work or school if the test is negative. Do not send your child to school if the child or a household member is awaiting test results.

 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/