Year 5, Confirmed case of coronavirus
We have been told that there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in school. A Year 5 pupil has tested positive for COVID-19.
The pupil showed symptoms on Saturday followed by a positive test result. The following groups have been identified as close contacts of the pupil within 48 hours of symptoms:
- Class 5H and Mr McConnachie, class teacher
- Thursday, Sewing Club, 1 other pupil and club teacher
- Thursday, visiting trainee teacher
- Friday, an agency teacher covering the class
These people will self-isolate at home for 14 days, returning to school on Monday 7 December. No other pupils or members of staff are identified as close contacts.
We know that you may find this worrying but we are continuing to monitor the situation. We are working with Public Health England, following their requirements for schools and have informed the local authority.
The school remains open and your child, including any siblings of pupils in the class, 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:
- or by telephoning 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
Further information is available at:
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.
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 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.
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 nhs.uk website at:
If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111:
- or by telephoning 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 is available at