Updated Information for 5 Red

Dear Parents of Children in 5 Red,

We are still waiting further confirmation. Please can all children in 5 Red take daily Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) and report any positive results or symptoms to the main office either via telephone or through email office@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk or headteacher@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk

We have identified that your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive on an LFT (lateral flow test). In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stays at home and self-isolates until further notice. We will continue to update you on this blog.  Your child must not go to school or any public areas: your child must remain at home. Further details of what your child needs to do are in NHS Guidance:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/nhs-test-and-trace-if-youve-been-in-contact-with-a-person-who-has-coronavirus/

We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. If you need support with isolation, please contact your local Council.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.

If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. At that time all other household members must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.

Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus

When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further information

Further information is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

4 thoughts on “Updated Information for 5 Red

    • Yes, Reece but as long as we are staying safe and keeping others safe it is the best thing to do. Make sure you keep up with all your learning too as we would in school.

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