Saturday, 19 December 2020


Saturday 19th December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers in Year 6

Last night, we were notified that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Mead Primary School.

The positive case is within the Year 6 bubble; the children and staff within Year 6 who have been in direct prolonged contact with the person confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 will need to self-isolate for 10 days. This means your child must self-isolate until Saturday 26th December - this is 10 days after the children and staff were in close contact with the person who tested positive.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.

You should also be aware of Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), and make sure that if anyone in your household develops these symptoms they should stay at home and ask for a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

Any form of self-isolation over the Christmas period will be difficult and will very likely have an impact on family plans. I am so sorry if this is the case but it is important we share this information and ask that you follow the advice from Public Health and the Department for Education.

Below are some medical links which may be helpful at this time.

Useful medical links

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

Social distancing: what you need to do - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Covid 19 testing sites

Testing and tracing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

People at higher risk from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

I hope you are able to enjoy the remainder of the Christmas holiday as best you can and we look forward to seeing you when we return to school on Monday 4th January.

Take care and stay safe

Mr Denchfield

Head teacher