I am glad to report that I was not notified of any positive COVID cases during the Easter break or since our return – long may this continue!
You will have heard concerns in the news regarding the South African variant of the virus that has been identified within Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth. People within affected areas have been invited to complete ‘surge’ testing. I encourage all families to continue following national guidelines to prevent further transmission of the virus.
If your child develops any of the following three main COVID symptoms:
➢ New continuous cough
➢ Or loses their sense of taste or smell
You must keep your child at home. If your child is in school when they develop these symptoms we will call you and request that you collect your child as well as their siblings. We will request that you book a PCR test for your child and update us on the results. The whole household must then self isolate for 10 days from the first symptomatic day – until you receive the test result. Testing symptomatic children can reduce unnecessary absences and help reduce the risk of transmission.
Negative Result: If the test is negative you can then resume normal activities.
Positive Result: Your child must continual to self-isolate for 10 days. You must inform the school.
How to order Lateral Flow Home Kits A reminder that you can order lateral flow tests to you home as you have a child in school.
More information can be found here with links to enable you to order tests: