- Covid-19 and the Easter holiday
Covid-19 testing during the holiday
The DfE have recently emphasised the importance of both staff and students:
- Continuing to test twice a week over the Easter holidays
- Reporting results online as ‘positive’, ‘negative’ or’ void’
- Testing immediately before returning to school for the summer term – either the night before, or morning of, the first day back
Informing school of a positive case of Covid-19 during the holiday
Parents and carers only need to inform us of a positive case if a student has developed symptoms/received a positive home test result within 48 hours of being in school. We will then identify close contacts and advise self-isolation as appropriate.
If a student develops symptoms/receives a positive test result more than 48 hours since being in school, parents and carers are asked to follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
Click here for flowcharts produced by the LA, with the Triple Crown Centre’s specific contact arrangement added.
Useful graphic: Covid-19 self isolation for members of a household
Public Health England has produced a useful graphic [link] explaining the different requirements to self-isolate in a household with a confirmed Covid-19 case. The graphic is useful in explaining the different scenarios household members may be in and how long they should isolate.
- Updated protocols
- Parent letter 6th January 2021
Please find below a copy of the most recent newsletter addressed to all parents
- Contingency Plans / Remote Learning
Please see below for our school contingency plans in the event of individual self isolation or a school closure.
- Letter to parents – end of term December 20
Please find below a copy of the end of term newsletter that has been sent home.
Should there be a need for any contact tracing during the holiday, please see below for the arrangements:
Covid-19 and Christmas holiday arrangements
Click here for a flowchart produced by the LA, with the Triple Crown Centre’s specific contact arrangement added.
It is really important that you contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child becomes ill with Covid-19 symptoms before or up to 4.00pm on Sunday 20th December, as a positive result following this will need to be managed in terms of tracing close contacts in school.
If we need to share specific advice from Public Health England with individual families, we will make contact via our text messaging system.
The common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature, and/or
- a new continuous cough
- loss of sense of taste or smell If you, or anyone in your family, has any one or a combination of these symptoms now or in the future, stay at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started, even if you are mildly unwell. All other members of your household will need to self-isolate for 14 days. This is to protect others in your community. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you or your child become very unwell then contact NHS 111 for advice. There are precautions you can take to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus:
- Anyone who develops symptoms should be tested as soon as possible. More information can be found by following this link – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/
- 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
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- Letter to parents – end of half term
Please find below a parent newsletter for the end of the first half term. It shares information in relation to minimising the risks of COVID-19 to our school and the wider community.
- Letter and summary information for parents and carers
Please click on the links below for a letter and summary of the procedure for managing Covid-19 cases to your parents and carers on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
- Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms
Public Health England have produced a letter for parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.
- Access to Technology or the Internet Survey
Dear Parents / Carers,
As you will be aware, all schools are required to have contingency plans in place to ensure students have the best opportunities to continue their studies if there is a need for a school to close or students/teachers to self-isolate.
We sincerely hope this will not be the case but, to support our planning, it is important we establish the extent of every student’s access to technology/the internet at home.
We are therefore asking you to complete the short survey below by Friday 18th September.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please click here for the survey.
- Letter to parents from Solihull Council
As the situation in Solihull develops, a letter to all parents and carers has been produced. The recommendation now is that parents and carers should wear face masks during drop-off and collection.
This is stated in the letter, as well as clarification about self-isolating and the importance of ensuring that stduents and everyone in their household are fully complying with requirements if they are required to self-isolate.
- Please select this linkto download the updated version of Further Covid-19 Restrictions in Solihull letter to parents and carers (15 September 2020)
- Please select this link to download our flyer raising local awareness
- Covid-19 student guide (September 2020)
Solihull Council have distributed a guide that explains what to do if a child or any household member develops Covid-19 symptoms or if NHS track and trace makes contact.
- Please select this link to download the Covid-19-related pupil absence – a quick reference guide for parents and staff
- Minimising the risk information for parents Sept 2020
Our priority is the safety and welfare of our students, their families and our staff. Although we can’t completely eliminate the risk of someone contracting COVID-19 on school site, we will do all we can to minimise the risk.