Covid update for all parents 24 September
Advice to all parents – Confirmed Adult Covid Cases at Mudeford Junior School
We have been advised by Public Health England this afternoon (September 24) that there has been a total of four confirmed adult cases of COVID-19 within Year 3. All cases involve staff which has had an impact on teaching numbers.
This letter is to keep you up to date on where we are and what action we have taken.
All close contacts of the cases have been identified and have been self-isolating thus decreasing staffing levels even further. This has had an impact on safe operating levels in year 3 and some children have been carrying out distanced learning while staff are self-isolating.
Children currently self-isolating and those carrying out distanced learning will all be back in school sometime next week.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England and the local authority making sure all measures are being met.
The school remains open to all other year groups and, providing your child remains well, they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.
I want to thank all parents, carers and children for their understanding and co-operation during this time.
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
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
We would like to take this opportunity to remind 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 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/