As is the case in all holidays we need to remind parents of schools’ ongoing responsibilities to the track and trace programme during the summer holiday. The guidance from the Department for Education is as follows:
Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
For the first 6 days after teaching ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school may be asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.
School staff are not asked to remain on-call or conduct any contact tracing more than 6 days after the final day of teaching.
If you have a notifiable positive case where symptoms first developed within 48 hours of being in school, e.g. up to and including Sunday 4th July, then you should email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org
The school will use the information available to us and from the affected pupil to notify close contacts who will need to self-isolate in line with Government guidance. If symptoms appear after Sunday 4th July, you do not need to contact the school.
Should you require further information on this or any of the most recent guidance, you can view it by clicking here.
As always, if you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the school
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