Should your child develop Covid symptoms during the holidays, please would you send a text to the following number, 07719 108185 stating your child’s name, year group and the date symptoms began. This also applies to any positive test results and the need to self-isolate.
Please keep yourself and your children safe over half term, COVID cases are increasing daily and we have to be forever vigilant.
Latest update on testing and isolation periods.
If a child or member of staff tests positive, they now have to self-isolate for at least 10 days, even if they feel well.
If they are NOT a known contact of a confirmed case they can return to school if the result is negative, providing they feel well and they have not had a fever for 48 hours.
If they are a contact of a confirmed case, they must stay off school for 14 days isolation period, even if they test negative. This is because they can develop the infection at any point up to 14 days after being in contact a confirmed case. This would apply to pupils and staff who have been in a bubble with a positive testing child. School Leadership will decide which members of staff have come into close proximity with the bubble and therefore also need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Please be aware that anyone admitted to hospital is likely to receive a test for Covid, whether they are showing symptoms or not.
Covid symptoms are now being classed as: a persistent cough, high temperature, and/or loss of taste and smell.
No action needs to be taken as a school until a test result is shared with us.
Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.
For your information
Definition of contact
A ‘contact’ is a person who has been close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 anytime from 2 days before the person was symptomatic up to 10 days from onset of symptoms (this is when they are infectious to others). For example, a contact can be:
People who spend significant time in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID 19
A person who has had face to face contact (within one metre), with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, including:
Being coughed on
A person who has had face to face conversation within one metre.
Skin to skin physical contact, or
Contact within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact
A person who has been within 2 metres of someone who has tested positive for covid-19 for more than 15 minutes
A person who has travelled in a small vehicle with someone who has tested positive for covid-19 or in a large vehicle or plane near someone who has tested positive for covid-19.
Coronavirus – Daily update to all early years, children’s social care, schools and further education providers
Coronavirus information updates.
St Joseph's risk assessment for the return in March 2021
This document has been approved by Public Health and is in line with guidance and correct as at the time of writing. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary.
This is a difficult and surreal time and we all need to know that there is someone out there to listen. At this difficult time we are always here in school to help. You can telephone or email. There are also a growing number of support groups in place now who are there to give additional support. Mrs Eaborn has been in contact with many parents and is always on the end of the phone should anyone need any support or advice. Mobile number is 07562337321
They are available to providing information, advice and resources. On the website, there are a growing number of resources to help families entertain and educate their children, support their mental health, maintain their wellbeing at home.
b. Starting Well:
c. SEND Local Offer:
The campaign is evolving and developing all the time in response to national guidance and local demand and is there for us all.
Stay safe everyone.
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