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Back to School preparation for 13/07/2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 
 
I have updated our whole school risk assessment and the school has undergone a deep clean in preparation for the children attending the Reduced Learning Programme returning to School on Monday July 13th. Children who have been attending school and staff will return to their bubbles.  Self-isolate lasts 14 days from the day the person with Covid-19 tests positive (including the day they test positive). 
 
The bubbles are set up because your children (and most children) find minimizing contact a challenge. Public Health England states close contact is: 
1. Direct close contacts - face to face contact with an infected individual for any length of time, within 1 metre, including being coughed on, a face to face conversation, or unprotected physical contact (skin-to-skin) 2. Proximity contacts - extended close contact (within 1 to 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) with an infected individual 3. Travelling in a small vehicle, like a car, with an infected person 
If someone in school develops symptoms (adult or child) they need to go a get tested. The school will then contact Public Health England to see if we need to close the bubble of the infected person. 
 
Here is a good film clip about what happens when you get a test: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/Test-and-Trace/resources/Ruth-May/ 
 
If the test comes back positive, the person with symptoms will need to self-isolate for 7 days.  The school will contact Public Health England and discuss who are the potential close contacts of the person who has tested positive. Those people (adult and children) who have been in close contact will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days from the day the infected person tested positive. Their family members won't be expected to self-isolate. 
 
Here is an advert that explains the above from Public Health England: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/Test-and-Trace/resources/TV-Advertisement-T-T/ 
 
Kind regards 
Linden Bridge Team 
 
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