Letter to Parents and Carers 20 September 2021
20th September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
There has been an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases within your child's year group in recent days. If your child is identified as a close contact, they can still attend school unless they develop any of the 3 cardinal symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, or you are advised otherwise by TTP.
We know that in general COVID-19 doesn't affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community, but to help keep others safe, there are still some things you and your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection:
Avoid contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection. This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions and anyone who hasn't received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.
Be alert for new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test. You can arrange a PCR test on line at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible. Try to keep the number of people in close contact with your child to as few as possible. Avoid large gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after school activities.
Keep washing hands regularly. This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.
We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.