We continue to be extremely careful in following all guidance so that we protect pupils and staff.
I want to reassure you that we always check with Public Health England and their guidance is followed in full – if a child has been out of school for 48 hours and are Covid positive we do not need to collapse a bubble or zone. This is Public Health England advise. We want all parents to be vigilant in checking for signs and symptoms even though we are all aware that children can be asymptomatic. Get a test if you are unsure. No staff have been in school and tested positive. We have not had children in school who have tested positive – any have been outside the 48 -hour period. I understand the anxiety around the pandemic and the stress that it is causing particularly with elderly relatives and loved ones who are vulnerable.
Going forward into the future, if we have any case – albeit outside the 48 hour period I will let the class concerned know even when the bubble can continue to operate – this means that you will be able to check your child’s symptoms and take precautions with elderly relatives.
We are, at Beecroft, working hard to protect everybody. We will continue to do so in the lead up to the Christmas break.
Thank you for your continued support and good-will in these difficult circumstances. The support is much appreciated.