Take action: COVID-19 cases in school...
We have been advised by Public Health England that there have been several confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our school community. The individuals involved were not symptomatic in school, but have subsequently tested positive for the virus.
All pupils in Upper School (Years 9, 10 and 11) and also Year 6 need to self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days. This means that they will not return to school this term. All other pupils should continue to attend school unless they start to show symptoms or test positive for the virus. It is very important that you contact school to report any positive cases in your household by emailing email@example.com or phoning the Office on 0151 709 1642 (please leave a voicemail if you can't get through).
We will be in touch very soon regarding the provision of home learning content for the affected pupils. We'd also like to remind you to limit your social contacts outside of school including sharing lifts, unless absolutely necessary.
Furthermore, we would like to suggest that families take the opportunity to have a Lateral Flow test which are available in many Liverpool testing centres. This may help identify other people in the community who do not have symptoms, but should self-isolate if they test positive. However, please be aware that the self-isolation period of 14 days for Upper School and Year 6 cannot be reduced even by getting a negative test result.
If you develop symptoms such as those described below, please arrange for a PCR test through phoning NHS 111. Also look out for other symptoms such as stomach cramps and colds, which although not part of the official list of common symptoms have been experienced by those in our community who have tested positive.
Public Health Information
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (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 anyone in your household develops symptoms, you must self isolate and book a test. You can seek advice from NHS at here or by phoning NHS 111.
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.
Further information is available here.
We would like to reassure you that we continue to take all necessary actions to keep everyone at our school as safe as possible.