Dear Parents/ Carers,
You may have seen the recent Government announcement that schools will have an additional closure day on Friday 18th December. The Government have made this decision because staff will need to continue to work in the first week of the Christmas holidays to support track and trace processes.
I can confirm that the school will be closed to children on this day and our last day will now be Thursday 17th December. We apologise for the late notice but we have only just been informed by the Government. The school day will end at the usual time.
If your child develops symptoms and is tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holidays, the Government have issued clear guidance about when you should inform the school and when this can be managed by NHS Test & Trace.
When you need to contact the school:
If your child has symptoms either on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th then tests positive for COVID-19 on or before Wednesday 23rd December, please contact the school between 10:00 and 12:00 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We will then inform the year group.
When you make contact please be sure to tell us your child’s name, year group, when they first developed symptoms and the date you received the positive test confirmation.
When you should not contact the school:
If your child has developed symptoms after Saturday 19th December or more than 48 hours after they were last in school. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace.
If your child has a positive test result which returns after Wednesday 23rd December. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace.
Thank you for your support during this difficult term, we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a safe and healthy new year. We really do hope that you get to spend a happy time with your families. Children return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021.