Christmas Track and Trace
Just because school has closed for the holidays, it doesn't mean that we don't need to continue being vigilant. Notifying us if your child or someone close to them has to self isolate or tests positive for Covid remains as important as it has always been.
The Government have set up some guidelines and offered advice for dates around isolation and notifying schools should you need to.
Below is an extract from the DfE guidance regarding contact tracing after school ends and a table showing the arrangements for our school:
- Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
- For the first 6 days after teaching ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.
- School staff are not asked to remain on-call or conduct any contact tracing more than 6 days after the final day of teaching.
(Department for Education Guidance, December 2020)
Symptoms began on (or date of positive test)
|Saturday 19th December
|Sunday 20th December
Monday 21st December – Monday 4th January
Parents inform school immediately. School will notify individuals within respective bubble who may have come into contact on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December. Notified individuals will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Parents Inform school immediately. School will notify individuals within respective bubble who may have come into contact on Friday 18th December. Notified individuals will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Parents should not inform school unless testing was delayed following onset of symptoms and case had occurred in school.
In the event of a confirmed case between the close of school on Friday 18th December and Thursday 24th December please email