Coronavirus Communication

This information was updated on the 14th January 2022. 

Any updates to this information will be updated on the weekly newsletter. Please read this information carefully.

-If your child has Covid-19 symptoms (or anyone in their household) they need to isolate and do a PCR test*. These can be booked through the NHS Test and Trace website or by calling 119.

-If your child has a positive LFT they should isolate until the results of the PCR test is received. If this is negative, they can stop self-isolating (*please see temporary guidance below). If the PCR is positive, they must isolate and NHS Test & Trace will be in touch with parents. Please keep school informed in all cases. Please see this link for more information:

*From Tuesday 11th January confirmatory PCR tests are temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results. This means that anyone who receives a positive LFD test result will be required to self-isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

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Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days (counting onset of symptoms or positive LFT as day 0).  If they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

Self-isolation period for children who are close contacts

Since mid-October, Cheshire East have imposed a temporary local measure asking schools to instruct students to isolate at home for 5 days whenever there has been a positive case of COVID in the household.

Following a meeting of Cheshire East and the Public Health Team on 12th January 2022, we can now confirm this advice no longer applies. Instead, if anyone in the household has COVID, students should test each day for 7 days using Lateral Flow Tests. 

 

Advice for children who have tested positive in the last 90 days

If your child has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 90 days, and if they are identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19, they are strongly advised to take part in daily LFD testing. If the LFD test is positive, they should also take a confirmatory PCR*, even if it is in the 90 day period.

-Schools are no longer being asked to conduct routine contact tracing. If we do have a positive case in your child’s year group we will inform parents and NHS Test and Trace may work with the parents or carers of the positive case to identify close contacts. 

-Normal drop off times and collection times will continue. Nursery doors open at 9am, end of the day collection is 3pm. Reception to Year 2, doors open at 8.50am and children collected at 3.15pm. KS2 children, doors open at 8.40am and children collected at 3.20pm. 

-Any visitors to the school will be asked to wear a face covering. We are asking that all parents wear a face covering on the playground. If you are exempt, please ensure you social distance from other parents and staff. 

-We reserve the right to amend our school restrictions in the case of high community transmission. 

Remote Education

If your child is positive, please contact our office by emailing reception@bexton.cheshire.sch.uk to let us know which remote learning package you would prefer, either:

  1. A) All the work being completed in school will be uploaded to your child's Microsoft Teams page. You will find the work in the files section.  
  2. B) A printed pack of activities which can be picked up from the main office the next working day.  Teaching materials will also be available in the files section of your child's Microsoft Teams page but do not need to be printed. 

All isolating children are invited to a live session everyday (please see your child's class team page for the exact times) and an assembly on a Wednesday and Friday at 2.45pm.

If your child is joining in with the live reading session then they should be wearing headphones. This reduces the distraction for them and enables them to concentrate better. 

 

 

 

 

 

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