Covid Update for Danesholme Infant and Junior Academies
Covid rates are still very high in the Corby area, and we are seeing an increasing number of children who are testing positive in our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the latest government guidance and what measures we have to take as a school and what is expected from you as parents and carers.
If a child has symptoms of Covid –19, however mild, then they should not attend school. If a child develops symptoms at school then they will be sent home immediately. They will need to have a negative PCR before returning to school.
If a parent or carer insists on sending a child to school with symptoms, we are allowed to refuse admission into the Academy. Understandably we do not want to do this, and we are certain that parents will understand and want to keep their child at home until tested to keep other children and staff safe.
If we have a confirmed case of Covid-19 at school, either staff or pupil, we will not notify you of this. If we have multiples cases then we will inform Public Health England and follow their guidance.
As with positive cases elsewhere, NHS test and trace will now take over the identification of close contacts working with the person who tested positive and/or their parents.
Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with covid-19, or are a close contact, if:
- They are fully vaccinated
- They are below the age of 18 ½ years
- They are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons.
Thank you for your support and understanding whilst we get used to the new guidance.