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CORONA - update


To all Parents and Carers

Re: CORONAVIRUS

WE HAVE NO REPORTED CASES OF ANYONE HAVING COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANY CONFIRMED CASES  

Please see below advice we are receiving from Public Health England 


What to do if pupils, students or staff in your institution are contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 who was symptomatic while attending your childcare or educational setting
The definition of a contact includes:
•    any pupil, student or staff member in close face-to-face or touching contact including those undertaking small group work (within 2 metres of the case for more than 15 minutes)
•    talking with or being coughed on for any length of time while the individual is symptomatic
•    anyone who has cleaned up any bodily fluids of the individual
•    close friendship groups
•    any pupil, student or staff member living in the same household as a confirmed case.
Contacts are not considered cases and if they are well, they are very unlikely to have spread the infection to others, however:
•    they will be asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the confirmed case and follow the home isolation advice sheet 
•    they will be actively followed up by the Health Protection Team


•    if they develop any symptoms within their 14-day observation period they should call NHS 111 for assessment
•    if they become unwell with cough, fever or shortness of breath they will be tested for COVID-19
•    if they require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of potential contact with COVID-19
•    if they are unwell at any time within their 14-day observation period and they test positive for COVID-19 they will become a confirmed case and will be treated for the infection
People who have not had close contact (as listed above) with the original confirmed case do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities such as attending childcare or educational settings or work, unless they become unwell. If they become unwell, they should call NHS 111 and explain their symptoms and discuss any known contact with the case to consider if they need further assessment.

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