Covid reminder for all parents – Friday 23rd October 2020

Covid reminder for all parents – Friday 23rd October 2020

23rd October 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carers

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I am writing to thank you for your support during this challenging half term. Between us we have done a good job of ensuring that the school can be open and students can learn. As we head into a well deserved half term break please can I ask that over the break you continue to keep the school informed of any Covid cases. We have a duty to report positive cases and any positive cases will still need to be track and traced by us to check if other students or staff are affected.

If your child is tested during the break and the result is positive you MUST inform me via email so that we can run our track and trace process and inform the local Public Health team. I am very keen that the staff get a proper break from work during the holiday so I would ask that you only contact me directly on jupp.c@barrshill.coventry.sch.uk

What if my child or someone in my household has Covid-19 Symptoms?

If your child develops symptoms over the break please inform me by email on the address above.
Any students that have Covid symptoms must stay at home and not return to school on Monday 2nd November until they either receive a negative test result or we have confirmed it is okay to do so. Students must also stay at home if any member of the household has symptoms.

If you visit somewhere during half term that is not on the travel corridor list (check destination using link below) you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day after you leave a non-exempt country or territory.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-territories-and-regions-on-the-travel-corridor-list

The symptoms are:

• A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back;
• a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual);
• a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. If there are any major safeguarding issues over the break please phone 07724046375.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr C Jupp
Headteacher