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Advice to All Parents - Single case further information.
Dear Parents & Carers,
Following on from yesterday’s letter, as stated we have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19.
Now having completed additional track and trace processes and deep cleaning we look forward to welcoming back all Year 9 students on Wednesday 11 November 2020 except for those in 9TL and a small number of close contacts who have been contacted individually and will continue to self-isolate.
Learning at home whilst self-isolating
It is important that students continue to work at home whilst self-isolating. During this time, teachers will email work to the student’s school email. In addition, all students have access to a number of online platforms including MyMaths and Read Theory. Please encourage students who are well to complete all work and to contact their teachers directly for help and support. Further information can be found on the college website under Remote Learning.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
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.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
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.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
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
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Head of School
Ibstock Community College