We have had an increase in COVID-19 cases over the weekend and wanted to inform you that we are close to the threshold number of cases in some classes. Reaching this threshold would involve the return of restrictions in school, e.g. the return of class bubbles and children from different classes being unable to mix within the school day, and outside it during extra-curricular activities. We would also once again seek further support from Sefton Public Health.
Please be aware that with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant (identified during a PCR test), any close contacts of a positive case would need to self-isolate for 10 days. If we had a positive case of this strain in school, it unfortunately could mean that a whole class would need to self-isolate.
We ask that parents are particularly vigilant in order to identify if your child is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms and access PCR testing as soon as possible. Children who display any of the three main COVID-19 symptoms: fever, a new and continuous cough or loss of smell and/or loss of taste should not attend school until they have received a negative PCR test or have self-isolated for 10 days.
We continue to remind the children about the importance of regular handwashing and good respiratory hygiene, e.g. covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, in school and at home. We encourage all adults and secondary school age pupils within family households to access asymptomatic LFD testing.
We would really appreciate your continued support with this to keep everyone in our school community safe and maintain the ability for us all to be able to mix together.