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COVID-19 News

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Last Updated: 17/11/2020

We have been advised that there is a confirmed case within Y12.  Students have been asked to self isolate until Tuesday 24 November and return to College on Wednesday 25 November.
We have been advised that there is a confirmed case within Y11.  Students have been asked to self isolate until Friday 20 November and return to College on Monday 23 November.

Further details of what your child needs to do are in NHS Guidance

We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. If you need support with isolation, please contact your local Council.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.

If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Lessons will continue through Teams and follow your child’s timetable. Please ensure they are ready to begin classes at 9am Monday morning. If you have issues with logging on with Teams please contact Carmel.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. At that time all other household members must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.

Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards