Year 1 after-school club, confirmed case of coronavirus
We have been told that there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the school.
Close contacts have been identified and contacted separately by email message today, these are:
- pupils who attended after-school club in the Year 1 childcare 'bubble' on Thursday 22 or Friday 23 October;
- 4 pupils in Year 3 who had 1-to-1 reading support on Thursday or Friday;
- 2 other members of the after-school club team.
They have all been advised to self-isolate for 14 days. Pupils who are self-isolating will learn at home from Monday 2 November, returning to school on Monday 9 November.
The school remains open for holiday childcare and will be open to all other pupils and staff from Monday 2 November. Everyone else should come to school provided they are well and have no coronavirus symptoms.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and are following government guidance.
What to do if you now develop symptoms of COVID 19
If anyone develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
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.
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, 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.
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, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If anyone does develop symptoms, they should seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirussymptoms/ 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
- Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
- It is now compulsory to wear cloth face coverings on public transport, shops and several other indoor settings.
- Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
- Keep your distance from people who are outside your household or support bubble.
- Limit social gatherings (including abiding by the ‘rule of 6’) and avoid crowded places.
Further information is available at