Contact tracing during the school holidays
The Government have stated that schools must continue to carry out contact tracing for 6 days after the end of teaching. This means that school should be notified of any pupil who develops Covid symptoms on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th December and subsequently tests positive for the virus (up to and including 24th December).
Contact with school, during the school holidays, for reporting a positive test is to be made only via the dedicated email firstname.lastname@example.org
If this happens, we will need to get in touch with parents of any pupils identified as contacts and advise that their child will have to self-isolate for 10 days from the last day of contact; this will be done via the school spider email system only. Please be aware that we will not be phoning parents or responding to email queries during the holidays.
The email@example.com will be checked daily (up to and including Thursday 24th December) at 9.30am, it will not be checked after this time and date. No other email addresses will be monitored over the Christmas holiday period.
It has been a very difficult year and we hope and pray that we do not have to contact you. As always we wish you and your family good health and hope that you have a lovely Christmas.
Free School Meals
The family of every pupil eligible for benefit related free school meals has been sent, via the school spider email system, a voucher to cover the Christmas break. This has been organised by our Local Authority. The vouchers are for Tesco supermarket.
We are living in a time when we need to ask people to ‘book a test’ and stay at home if one of the main Covid symptoms is present. These symptoms are:
· a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
· 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 someone in your household is displaying symptoms, then all members of the household (and anyone in your support bubble) needs to stay at home and you need to book a test. Please inform us of the results when you have them.
Click on the image below to watch the 'How To Wash Your Hands Song' from the NHS. We have be practising this in school.