Dear Parent, Carers, Families,
As I am sure you are aware, we have had two positive cases of Covid 19 reported to us via Environmental Health, and both Year 4 and Year R/1 Miss Burton are completing their period of self-isolation.
I am now looking at how we can collectively minimise any further cases. This is going to be very challenging, as Environmental Health has confirmed that the Caldicot area is a ‘hot spot’.
We know that from the day of onset of symptoms, the Environmental Health Team count back 2 days, and consider them to be part of the persons infectious period.
I was therefore wondering that as we have just had 2 days apart for the weekend, we could be extra cautious and vigilant for symptoms to maximise the usefulness of the 2 day break. If you think that your child may be unwell, air on the side of caution, and do not send them. Monitor them carefully and send them back as soon as you feel that they are well. If you are concerned at all, contact 119 for further advice.
This may allow us to capitalise on the 2 day break that the weekend has given us and keep any spread to a minimum.
Your children are absolutely welcome at school, and we are not asking you to keep them away unnecessarily, only if they are unwell.
I will try to keep you as informed as I possibly can, and below are some links to further advice,
Symptoms of COVID-19:
If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if they are mild, you need to:
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:
Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found here:
Further information on NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect can be found here:
For general information on COVID-19: https://gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus
The COVID-19 online symptom checker can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do: https://gov.wales/check-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help