Thursday, 22 July 2021

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School - Yr5

Dear Parents and Carers in Year 5,

This morning, I was notified that more than one pupil in Year 5 has tested positive for COVID-19. This

letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

Year 5 children must self-isolate with immediate effect up to and including Saturday 31st July.

Allcontacts are strongly advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible.

If your child has a cough, runny nose or any other symptoms, you are strongly advised to get them tested.

Please inform the school immediately if your child tests positive.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

● If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days

from the date when their symptoms appear.

● All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10


● The 10-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.

● Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of

infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

● If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying

health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home

isolation period.

● Contact the school immediately if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

● new continuous cough and/or

● high temperature

● a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child or anyone in the household

does develop symptoms, you can seek advice online at Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or by

phoning NHS 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with


● wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

● use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

● wash your hands as soon as you get home

● cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or


● put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Self-isolation and treating coronavirus symptoms

Testing centres in Havering

I am so sorry that we have needed to close the Year 5 bubble for their last day of the school year. I know

the children will be really disappointed that they were not able to spend their last day with their friends

and staff. As a staff, we are also very sad and in particular Miss Doherty and Miss Reid who are leaving our

school this year. I can only hope that when we return in September, the children are able to enjoy an

uninterrupted Year 6.

As ever, thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation