Friday, 22 October 2021

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School - Italy class

Friday 22nd October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers in Italy,

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School

Today, we have been notified that a member of staff in Italy 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.

Changes in guidance for schools now mean that children can remain in school but all contacts are strongly advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible. Children and staff should remain in school until
the results of the PCR test have been received. Please inform school as soon as possible if the PCR test
result is positive.

If your child has or develops 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

● Remain at home

● Take a PCR test

● Contact the school immediately

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19,or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

● they are fully vaccinated

● they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months

● they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

● they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons


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

Testing centres in Havering -

Thank you for your continued support to help protect our school community and stay safe. If you require any additional support or guidance, please do get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Ms A Holmes

Head of School