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Contact Tracing and Keeping Your Child at Home if Unwell

Dear Parents and Carers

With your ongoing help and support we have been able to minimise the impact of Covid-19 during Term 4.

The Easter break sees a phased relaxing of lockdown restrictions, initially allowing six people or two households to meet up outside. Outdoor sports facilities and open air swimming pools are also reopening. Currently the plan is that from the 12th April all shops will be allowed to open, along with close-contact services, including hairdressers and beauty salons, restaurants and pubs will be open to customers sitting outdoors and gyms, spas, zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres will reopen. This will naturally lead to a greater ‘mixing’ of our community and increased contact. It is vital that as a community we continue to follow social distancing and Covid-safe practices.

In preparation for the start of Term 5 on the 20th April 2020 we need to continue to work together to keep our community safe. Please can we ask all parents to continue to support us with contact tracing and keeping your child at home if they are unwell.

Contact Tracing

The Department for Education has identified that in order to support with contact tracing over the Easter holiday, schools and academies need to be made aware of any positive COVID-19 tests that occur. In order to do this, we are asking parents and carers to once again report any positive cases to our dedicated email address:

covidreporting@fortistrust.co.uk

This email address will be available throughout the holiday period. Please report any non-Covid-19 absence that will impact on the start of Term 5 in the usual way.

What should I do if my child is unwell?

If your child is unwell or if they are displaying any of the following Covid-19 symptoms:

  • High Temperature - This means feeling hot to touch on your child’s chest or back.
  • A New Continuous Cough - This means coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hours.
  • A loss or change to your child’s Sense of Smell or Taste - This means your child has noticed that they cannot smell or taste anything or that things taste differently from normal.

Other symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO BRADFIELDS, DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD ON SCHOOL TRANSPORT.

Please contact the academy to inform us. Get a test for your child and anyone else showing symptoms within your household. Book your test here: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. Self-isolate the whole household while you wait for the test results. If the result is positive continue to isolate for a total of 10 days since the symptoms began. INFORM the ACADEMY immediately about the TEST RESULT.

We are grateful to all parents/carers for your support with managing illness.

Have a Happy Easter and enjoyable break.

Yours sincerely

Ms M Sweetlove

Principal