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COVID-19 Update 15-6-22

Miss Elliott's Message

COVID Update 15-6-22

Unfortunately, we are beginning to experience positive cases of COVID again, in both our staff and pupil population.

We have stepped up some of our COVID measures in relation to ventilation and hand sanitising/washing.  

We are advising all parents to get their children tested if they are feeling unwell, and to remain absent from school should they test positive for COVID.

Current NHS Guidance

What to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19 (9th June 2022 version)

If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days.

This starts from the day after they did the test.

 Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.

 If an adult tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.

This starts from the day after they did the test.

 

Other illnesses in school – Chicken Pox

In addition to COVID-19 we are experiencing a number of cases of Chicken Pox across school, even in our Upper Key Stage 2 classes (Year 5 & 6)

Symptoms

An itchy, spotty rash is the main symptom of chickenpox. It can be anywhere on the body.

Chickenpox happens in 3 stages. But new spots can appear while others are becoming blisters or forming a scab.

Stage 1: small spots appear

Stage 2: the spots become blisters

Stage 3: the blisters become scabs

 Other symptoms

Before or after the rash appears, you might also get:

 *a high temperature

 *aches and pains, and generally feeling unwell

 *loss of appetite

Chickenpox is very itchy and can make children feel miserable, even if they do not have many spots.

You'll need to stay away from school, nursery or work until all the spots have formed a scab. This is usually 5 days after the spots appeared.