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Covid Guidance Letter for Parents and Carers

Please see the letter below that was sent out to parents and carers regarding changes to Covid guidance as of 1st April 2022 - if you want to download a PDF version of the letter, please CLICK HERE.

1st April 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, from today the government and local authority guidance regarding how to live with and manage Covid-19 has changed.

We are now being advised to manage Coronavirus cases under Health and Safety legislation and with a similar approach to other communicable diseases.

If your child is unwell - Children and young people who are unwell, or have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

They can return to school when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend. A good rule of thumb is, if a child needs medicine such as Calpol to attend school, they are unlikely to be well enough to focus on learning. If you are unsure, please call us to discuss your child’s circumstances.

If your child tests positive - If your child does test positive on or after the
1st April 2022, they should remain off school for 3 days. They can return if they are feeling well enough and do not have a high temperature.

If your young adult is 19yrs+ and tests positive - they should remain off school for 5 days. They can return if they are feeling well enough and do not have a high temperature.

School settings, including Halesbury, are no longer eligible for free testing. This means that from today we are no longer provided with lateral flow or PCR tests. If you want to test your child, you will need to obtain test kits from an alternative source.

If your child tested positive prior to the 1st April 2022 they should continue to stay at home if unwell.

As testing is no longer required, our Covid test results email inbox will no
longer be monitored and will be closed. Please continue to call the school office on 01384 818 630 to report your child’s absence due to Coronavirus, or any other reason, or leave a voicemail.

Test results should be reported to the school email address at info@halesbury.dudley.sch.uk

Yours sincerely,

Miss C Payne

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