Coronavirus Communication

This information was updated on the 28th February 2022 (including our risk assessment- see below)

Any updates to this information will be updated on the weekly newsletter. Please read this information carefully.

-Whilst the legal requirement to isolate has ceased, advice from the UK Health Security Agency is still to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. You can read the guidance here. Government guidance will be updated on the 1st April.

-If your child has Covid-19 symptoms (or anyone in their household) they need to isolate and do a PCR test. These can be booked through the NHS Test and Trace website or by calling 119. You are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people while you are waiting for the test result. 

-If your child has a positive LFT they should isolate and you should inform the school immediately.  

 

Reducing the isolation period

Many people will no longer be infectious to others after five days. You may choose to take an LFD test from five days after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms) followed by another LFD the next day. If both of these tests are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, the risk that you are still infectious is much lower and you can safely return to your normal routine. If your day five LFD test result is positive, you can continue taking LFD tests until you receive 2 consecutive negative test results. Children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting while they are infectious.

Please see the image below: 

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Self-isolation period for children who are close contacts

Since mid-October, Cheshire East have imposed a temporary local measure asking schools to instruct students to isolate at home for 5 days whenever there has been a positive case of COVID in the household.

Following a meeting of Cheshire East and the Public Health Team on 12th January 2022, we can now confirm this advice no longer applies. Instead, if anyone in the household has COVID, students should test each day for 7 days using Lateral Flow Tests. 

Advice for children who have tested positive in the last 90 days

If your child has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 90 days, and if they are identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19, they are strongly advised to take part in daily LFD testing. If the LFD test is positive, they should also take a confirmatory PCR, even if it is in the 90 day period.

-Schools are no longer being asked to conduct routine contact tracing. If we do have a positive case in your child’s year group we will inform parents and NHS Test and Trace may work with the parents or carers of the positive case to identify close contacts. 

-Normal drop off times and collection times will continue. Nursery doors open at 9am, end of the day collection is 3pm. Reception to Year 2, doors open at 8.50am and children collected at 3.15pm. KS2 children, doors open at 8.40am and children collected at 3.20pm. 

-Any visitors to the school will be asked to wear a face covering. We are asking that all parents wear a face covering on the playground. If you are exempt, please ensure you social distance from other parents and staff. 

-We reserve the right to amend our school restrictions in the case of high community transmission. 

Remote Education

If your child is positive, please contact our office by emailing reception@bexton.cheshire.sch.uk to let us know which remote learning package you would prefer, either:

A) All the work being completed in school will be uploaded to your child's Microsoft Teams page. You will find the work in the files section.  

B) A printed pack of activities which can be picked up from the main office the next working day.  Teaching materials will also be available in the files section of your child's Microsoft Teams page but do not need to be printed. 

All isolating children are invited to a live session everyday (please see your child's class team page for the exact times) and an assembly on a Friday at 2.45pm. 

If your child is joining in with the live reading session then they should be wearing headphones. This reduces the distraction for them and enables them to concentrate better. 

Please note that remote learning is only offered to children who are isolating with Covid-19. 

 

 

 

 

 

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