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Positive case of COVID 19 - 7NW

23 Nov 2020

Letter for direct and proximity contacts 

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (7NW). 

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days   

Dear parent or carer,  

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 7NW. 

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 4 December.  

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities. (Return to school on Monday 7 December 2020). 

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 will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.   


People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority. 
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 can, 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 

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 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/  

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. 

Yours sincerely 

Sophie Williams  

Head of School 

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