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Confirmed case of COVID-19 in school class 1F

We have been told that there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in school. A child in 1F has tested positive for COVID-19. We wish them a speedy recovery.


Close contacts have been identified and contacted separately by email message today, these are: 

  • Class 1F

  • 2 additional pupils in 1S who were in the same phonics group and in close contact.

They have all been advised to self-isolate for 10 days. Pupils who are self-isolating will learn at home from today returning to school at the start of the new term.


We know that you may find this worrying but we are continuing to monitor the situation. We are working with Public Health England and have informed the local authority. 


The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well. 


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via: 


All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’. 


Further information is available at: 


The 10-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. 


If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online. 


Household members staying at home for 10 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. 



The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 

  • a new continuous cough 

  • a high temperature 

  • 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, you can seek advice from the website at: 


If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 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. Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 

  • wash your hands as soon as you get home 

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards 


Further information 

Further information is available at 


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