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Important COVID-19 Reminders

Sent by Mrs Robinson on 5th July

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Dear Parents

Following the confirmed case of Covid-19 at Bosmere, please could I remind you all of the procedures we have in place, which MUST be followed at all times:

Children should not come to school in the following circumstances:

  • If they or another member of the household is unwell with Covid-19 symptoms or has tested positive with Covid-19 in the last 10 days. The most important symptoms are:
    • A new continuous cough
    • A high temperature
    • A loss of, or change in, the normal sense of taste or smell
  • If they have recently returned from a country on the Government’s list of countries affected by restrictions on travel and should be undertaking a period of quarantine.

IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 YOU MUST INFORM THE SCHOOL STRAIGHT AWAY. IF THIS IS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS, EVEN AT A WEEKEND OR IN A SCHOOL HOLIDAY, PLEASE EMAIL MRS ROBINSON ON k.robinson@bosmere.hants.sch.uk.

Children displaying symptoms:

  • In accordance with Government guidelines they will be asked, however mild the symptoms, to remain in isolation for 10 days from the day after symptoms began.
  • All other members of the household will also be required to isolate.
  • If after 10 days, the child does not have a high temperature, they do not need to continue to self-isolate and can return to school. 
  • If they still have a high temperature, they should be kept self-isolated until their temperature returns to normal.
  • They do not need to self-isolate if they just have a cough after 10 days, as a cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
  • Children can access a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus. We will encourage parents to test their child as soon as possible as it will form part of a test and trace programme that will help to reduce the risk of transmission to other pupils and staff.
  • If the child tests negative, they can return to school and the other members of the household can end their self-isolation.
  • Here is a link to the Government Website for testing:

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

Children / adults who are close contacts of a confirmed case:

  • Close contacts who remain well must still stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days.
  • As an extra precaution Public Health England (PHE) is now advising school-aged children who close contacts of someone who has tested positive to get a COVID-19 PCR test as soon as possible, even if they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You MUST inform the school of a positive test result.

Quarantine after travel:

  • The whole household should remain in isolation for the recommended number of days.

You must not leave home if you are self-isolating:

  • Do not go to public places
  • Do not go on public transport or use taxis
  • Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • Do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
  • Do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden if you have one

Link to the Government Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Please help us to work together to keep everyone at Bosmere safe.

Kind regards

Kathryn Robinson

Headteacher