Dear Parents & Carers
We have been informed today that a Year 11 pupil has tested positive for Coronavirus. The pupil has not been on site since Wednesday 23rd September 2020.
We have been working closely with our Health and Safety advisors, Wirral Local Authority and Public Health Wirral to take the necessary steps in line with guidance to isolate any pupils who have been in close contact with this pupil. Parents of these pupils are being contacted separately.
No other pupils need to self-isolate and this letter is for information only at this stage. Your child can continue to attend school as normal.
We have been asked to remind parents that only people with the symptoms should be tested.
If you do develop symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, new continuous cough, a loss of normal taste or smell):
You should stay at home for at least 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared as
advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
You should arrange for testing via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for
14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became
ill. Household members should not go to work, school, or public areas and exercise should
be taken within the home.
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening. If it’s not an emergency, contact
NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. If it is an
emergency and you need to call an ambulance, dial 999.
Please note that pupils must wear a mask when using public transport and school buses must now also wear a mask in communal areas in school. This must be different to the one used to travel to and from school.
Finally, I appreciate parents and pupils will be anxious at this time. I would like to reassure you that we are following all of the guidance and will continue to review and follow this to ensure that all members of the College community remain safe.
Mr A Boyle