Christmas Contact Info – COVID

Information for Parents regarding COVID19 Contact Tracing over the Christmas Holiday period

17th December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to tell you what you need to do about reporting cases of COVID-19 and contact tracing over the Christmas holiday period.

As you know schools have played an important role in contact tracing. We have been identifying anyone who has been in close contact at school with someone who has tested positive for COVID19, up to 2 days before that person had symptoms. Those contacts then need to self-isolate for 10 days because they are at risk of having caught COVID-19 and being contagious themselves.

Contact tracing will be slightly different during the Christmas break when schools are closed and there is less chance of being a contact of someone in school.

Please follow the guidance below if your child begins to show symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 during the Christmas break.

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If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours of their last day in school

 

  •   Get a test for your child
  •   Everyone in your household must isolate at home until the test result is back.
  •   If the test result is positive for COVID19, you must inform the school -school will identify any other people in the school community who are close contacts.
  •   If the test result is negative, you do not need to take any further action.

If your child has no symptoms of COVID-19 but tests positive within 48 hours of being in school

 Let the school know straight away- school will identify any other people in the school community who are close contacts.

(It is important to follow the guidance around only getting a test if they are showing signs of COVID-19.)

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 more than 48 hours after their last day in school –

(21st December onwards for most children)

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  •   Get a test for your child
  •   Everyone in your household must isolate at home until the test result is back.
  •   If the test result is positive for COVID-19, you must contact NHS Test and Trace and follow the advice given by them: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/
  •   You do not need to tell the school

The quickest way to get a test is to book a test at your local testing centre via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Please do not use postal tests unless absolutely necessary as these take longer.

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During the holidays, please contact the school by:

Email: covid@cooperslane.org
Phone: 07703 609 203 (leave a message)

You must provide the following:

Child’s name
Class/year group
Date last in school
Date symptoms started/ child began to feel unwell Date of test
Date positive result received

If you are contacted by the school because your child is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate for 10 days.

We ask that you stick to all COVID-19 social distancing social mixing guidance until the end of term to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and keep us all safe and well over the holiday period. It is also important to follow guidance over the holidays.

 

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Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Thu 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
EYFS/KS1 Lunchtime 12:00pm to 1:00pm
KS2 Lunchtime 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 5:45pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email

info@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Headteacher

Headteacher@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Kerry Michael – Admin Assistant

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant