Vaccinations and booster jabs seem to be successfully keeping Covid-19 under control and the government has now asked schools to treat the virus as something we all have to learn to live with, and to handle it as we would other ailments in school.
We ask parents and carers to continue to look out for the Covid symptoms of a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. If you believe your child has Covid please keep them off school and if possible take a test to find out. If the test is positive, we would prefer that you send your child back to school after two consecutive negative tests 24 hours apart, starting on day five.
We accept that paid-for Covid testing kits will reduce the likelihood for formal testing, but we ask you to be diligent and only send your child to school if you are sure the chances of onward transmission are low. We all need to be able to feel safe to come to school.
We will write to you if we feel it beneficial for you to be aware that there are cases of Covid in your child’s class, so you can pay particular attention to your child’s health.
As always, please let school know the reason for any absences.