We have just been advised that we have had a single case test result has come back positive for Covid-19. The case is within one of our Primary Reception classes.
As you know, the whole of HLC, both primary and secondary, have enforced rigorous systems to protect our children and staff in line with national and Telford and Wrekin guidance. All of our processes have been in place but unfortunately schools are a reflection of the current COVID picture.
As you would expect, we have reacted swiftly to implement the guidance for this situation, all parents have been contacted, the Reception class is closed and any potentially contaminated areas have been deep cleaned in line with our risk assessments and guidance documents.
Both schools will remain open and only the Reception 2 class has been informed to stay at home. The siblings of any of the children in the Reception class can still attend school. Children and household members can carry on as normal, unless someone in the household becomes symptomatic.
May I take this opportunity to reinforce the symptoms of Covid-19 to ensure that students displaying any of the below illnesses remain at home. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID 19) are recent onset of:
- A new continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If you are concerned about your child and the symptoms of COVID-19, please seek advice from your GP, NHS Direct or by calling NHS 111.
I fully appreciate how worrying these times are for us all, especially parents, but please feel reassured that we are following government guidelines fully and our systems for containing a case have worked effectively.
I would like to close this letter by stressing the importance of sending your child to school throughout these difficult times. With that in mind, please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any questions, via the school phone number or by email.