Covid Positive Case 4TN
FOR CONTACTS/ PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 AT MUDEFORD JUNIOR SCHOOL.
Advice for child to self-isolate for 14 days
Dear parent (of child in 4TN),
We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school, in 4TN. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health Dorset and BCP Council.
Mudeford Junior School has communicated with Public Health Dorset tonight (Tuesday 1 December) and have followed their instructions. We have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance, we ask that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Wednesday 9 December, returning to school on Thursday 10 December. (This is 14 days from when the contact was last in school.)
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.
If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.
Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.
Please see the link to the Public Health England Staying at Home Guidance
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (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)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of following the key public health measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our school and the wider community.
- Keep your distance from anyone who isn’t in your household or support bubble
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or more
- Wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces
- Self-isolate with your household and arrange a test if you have symptoms
We would also encourage you and your family to have the flu vaccination if you are eligible for this, especially if you are in a risk group. You can find out about risk groups and whether you are eligible for a flu vaccine at the NHS Flu vaccine overview.
Further information is available at