I hope you are all well.
I apologise to the families who got early morning text messages about class closures. We have three members of staff who have tested positive this morning. They are all feeling ok and the classes which are closed are Nursery; Mrs Allan’s class and Mrs Mackey and Mrs Cox’s class. The children and staff in these classes need to isolate as per the government guidance. Once I have spoken with public health England, I will let you all know how long the isolation period will be.
As you can see from the letter below, cases are rising rapidly in all areas and the number of cases in our postcode is very high. We want to keep the children, staff and families safe and well in the last few weeks of term. Please continue to follow all government guidelines and get yourselves and your children tested if they show the symptoms of Coronavirus. There are more details below.
Extract from the letter
We are now seeing the Delta variant become the dominant variant within Derbyshire County as it
is across the country. It has been recognised that those people testing positive with the Delta
variant may have other symptoms aside from a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a
loss or change to sense of smell or taste – which are the main symptoms of coronavirus.
The additional symptoms are:
• tummy ache
• sore throat
• runny nose
• joint pain
• muscle aches or generally feeling
• loss of appetite
• feeling or being sick
• muscle ache
• feeling drowsy
If anyone in the school/early years community (parents/carers/siblings/staff) has any of the above
symptoms we are advising you to get a PCR test – tests that are sent to a laboratory.
Have a great weekend and take care of yourselves.