Dear Parents and carers,
A confirmed case of COVID-19 in our School
A member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19. We have been working closely with Gateshead Public Health Team to carry out a full risk assessment and identify all those who have been in close contact with the affected case.
If you have not already been contacted to inform you that your child should isolate then your child has not been identified as a close contact and therefore does not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance.
The school has already been in touch with parents of close contacts to explain the next steps. We have explained that close contacts must self-isolate for 14 days (this includes household members of the positive case). Only the close contact needs to self-isolate; other members of their household do not need to self-isolate.
If you think that someone in your household has come in contact with a confirmed case or you need help or advice about self-isolation, please call the Gateshead Local Authority. Also, if you need public health advice on testing, that is the number to call.
All appropriate measures are in place in line with the guidance provided to ensure the health and safety of our communities. As a result, the Public Health Team have confirmed that it continues to be safe for the school to remain open, and that all students who are not required to self-isolate should continue to attend school.