8th December 2021
Letter for Parent/Carers to inform of COVID-19 cases within the school setting
The safety of all members of our school community is paramount and we remain committed to ensuring our school is as safe as possible throughout the COVID -19 pandemic.
We have been informed of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the school.
This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide general advice for you.
Household LFT & PCR confirmed cases
If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, Suffolk County Council and Public Health are recommending that pupils undertake a daily LFT for 5 days from the date of the positive LFT or PCR and obtain a PCR test after day 5.
Pupils can and should continue to attend school if they are feeling well.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 they should remain at home. Arrange for a COVID test via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS 119 and inform the head teacher.
If their test is negative they can return to school when they are well.
If their test is positive, they will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the day after their symptoms started. All your household members must self-isolate for 10 days unless they are exempt.
The date of symptom onset is day zero.
The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
• recent onset of new continuous cough or
• high temperature or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
Alongside the 3 main COVID symptoms, Public Health have advised that there are additional symptoms associated with the Delta variant, these include:
Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Cold, Headache
Anyone feeling unwell is advised to get a PCR test and isolate until the results come through.
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you are concerned about your health or the health of anyone else in your house, please seek advice from your GP or NHS 111 by phoning 111.
There are things you can do to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19:
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The frequently asked section on the SCC website are available at Latest guidance COVID-19 | Suffolk County Council