Test and trace arrangements over half term


Dear Parent/Carers

As the school will be closed for the half term break next week, I wanted to let you know how to report if your child has a positive test result, so we can continue to let close contacts know if they need to isolate and when they can stop isolating. This is an important part of keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Our school has opted into a process where Manchester Test and Trace will take phone calls from you during the half term break to report your child’s positive case. Not all schools will be taking part in this process. As our school is, I have outlined what you need to do below.

In the first instance, if your child shows symptoms you should book/take them for a test as soon as possible.

  • If your child receives a positive test result before the end of this half term, then please phone the school office.
  • If your child receives a positive test result during the half term break, you must contact the Manchester Test and Trace Team on 0800 840 3858 as soon as possible. The team is available to take calls between 9-4pm from Saturday 13th February to the end of half term. During the call you will be asked when your child began to display symptoms to establish if they were in school during the infectious period. This will allow the team to consider if close contacts need to be told to self-isolate.
  • Positive results for your child after the half term break (and potential school absence) can be reported to us in the usual manner, by ringing the school office, on 22nd February 2021.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: Parent/Carers of those children identified as contacts of a positive case, will be contacted by the Manchester Test and Trace team over the half term period. The team is made up of experienced nurses who can provide advice and guidance where needed about your child’s isolation dates/requirements.
  • During the half term week, Manchester City Council will update their website to confirm details about isolation periods for children at the school and so we encourage you to check the following website link regularly at https://www.manchester.gov.uk/schoolisolations.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Yours

 

Mrs Parker (Head Teacher)

 


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