Letter following positive Omicron
We have been in contact with Public Health England today and they have advised us to inform you of the following precautions they would like you to take.
Daily lateral flow testing for everyone in the household for siblings and children who attend the foundation stage before they go out. The lateral flow website is currently down and should be back online about 8pm. Alternatively you can download a code and then collect 2 boxes from the pharmacy or other places, see the link. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptom
If you have no tests or are not able to test your child, they must self-isolate until Sunday. We will not be accepting any siblings who have not had an LFT (sometimes called a rapid covid test) Miss Law will collect the tests on arrival in the mornings and Mrs Yardley/Mr Trenowden will be accepting the tests of the siblings at the office from Tuesday 14th December.
They have advised us that ANY child with symptoms get a PCR test and do not return to school until the results are back. They have also advised us that siblings are tested too, as they are a contact of a symptomatic child. Omicron symptoms seem to include a snotty nose in children as well as temperature, sore throat, headache and loss of taste and smell.
If your child was absent last week or did not attend on Thursday and Friday they will also need to LFT as they will start to mix with children from tomorrow.
If your child attends part time the foundation unit remains closed to these children.
If you have any other questions or worries, please message us, ring or email us and we will try our very best to help you.