As you will know by now, there has been a confirmed case of Covid 19 in 4T. Having spoken to Track, Trace and Protect, I can now confirm that all the children and staff in that class have been identified as close contacts and will need to self-isolate. The dates and details of this can be found in the letter below.
I have highlighted a section of the letter which is new. This section recommends that your child is tested for Covid 19 on Day 1 and Day 8 of the self-isolation period. If you wish to arrange this, the first test they should be as soon as possible and the second one should be undertaken on Friday 2nd April.
I will be in school tomorrow so if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ring.
All the best,
Letter from Track, Trace and Protect:
Date: Monday 29th March 2021
Dear Parent or Carer,
Re: Contact of confirmed case of COVID-19 in a pupil in 4T in Crynallt Primary School
NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect trace everyone who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Your child has been identified as a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 and will now need to self-isolate for 10 days from Thursday 25th March 2021. By identifying contacts and asking them to self-isolate for 10 days, we will reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 from those contacts to their family, friends and the wider community.
Self-isolation advice requires your child to stay at home, not to go outdoors to exercise, to visit shops, family or friends, or to other public spaces. Please do not invite people to your house. Further information on self-isolation can be found in the link at the bottom of this letter.
If your child remains well then the other members of the household do not need to isolate and can continue with their normal activities. If your child is still well at the end of the 10-day period of self-isolation, they can return to Crynallt Primary School after the Easter break and their other usual activities on Monday 5th April.
This 10-day period of self-isolation cannot be reduced by having a test. If you have a test and test negative, you must continue to self-isolate until the end of your isolation period as a contact of a confirmed case.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:
- washing hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- washing hands as soon as they get home
- covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze
- putting used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards
Please be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 in your child, which are:
- A new or continuous cough
- A high temperature
- A loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if they are mild:
- Book a test for them by phoning 01639 862757 or 119 or through the online portal: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
- Inform Crynallt Primary School that they are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms and that you have requested a test
- Your child should remain in self-isolation
- All other household members should isolate for 10days from when your child developed symptoms
- Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital but if you require medical advice please contact NHS 111 or telephone your GP; if there is a medical emergency phone 999
- If you require medical advice for COVID-19 symptoms or another reason, please inform the healthcare worker that your child is a contact of a case of COVID-19 and in self-isolation
- Please follow the advice provided when your child receives their test result
If your child does not have symptoms:
If your child has not tested positive in the last 90 days, your child is advised to get a test (day 1 of isolation) and another test 2 days before the end of self-isolation (day 8). This is because symptoms may still develop within this time period and it is still possible to infect other people with the virus. If the test is positive you will be contacted by TTP again to make sure your child and household have support to self-isolate.
Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found here https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus
Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found here https://gov.wales/symptoms-and-self-isolation-contact-tracing
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
With best wishes,
Helen Woodford (Headteacher)