Re: COVID-19 reporting at the beginning of the holiday.
Thank you for everything you have done this term to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our school community – your help and support has been much appreciated. In line with Government requirements, I am writing to ask you to work with us over the first week of the Christmas break to continue the fight against the virus.
If your child/young person develops coronavirus symptoms within 2 days of their last day at school and then subsequently tests positive for coronavirus or
If your child doesn’t have symptoms but has a coronavirus test within 2 days of their last day at school,
please contact me as soon as possible on the school mobile 07940 269 275.
For example, for pupils who attend school on the last day of term on Friday 18 December, this would mean notifying me of pupil symptoms developing on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th December.
To get a coronavirus test, use the NHS COVID-19 app, via www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS on 119. Many test results are now being received 24-48 hours after the test.
I will be available between Fri 18 Dec and Thurs 23 Dec between 9am and 5pm to receive your messages. If your child’s symptoms develop after Sunday 20th December, you should use only the NHS Test and Trace process until the school returns in January, as your child would not have been contagious whilst they were in school.
If you report a positive case to me, I will contact the pupils and staff in your child’s class. Please will all parents also ensure you check our website for any updates throughout this time: www.oakfieldschool.org.uk.
We would like all of our pupils, staff and wider community to have a holiday unaffected by self-isolation, but unfortunately coronavirus doesn’t take a break. We therefore ask everyone to be as vigilant as possible in the lead up to the holiday and ensure you don’t send your child in to school if they or anyone else in your household are showing any of the coronavirus symptoms. If you are in doubt as to whether you child has symptoms and needs to be tested, please contact 119 for their advice.
With very best wishes for a safe and happy holiday.