Positive Case at Brentwood - Please see letter attached
26th October 2020
Dear Parent or Carer,
A confirmed case of Covid-19 in our School
A member of Brentwood has tested positive for Covid-19. We are working closely with Trafford’s Public Health Team to reduce the risk of infection for your son/daughter and our staff.
If your son/daughter is a contact of the case we will contact you by telephone to discuss the next steps. Any contact must self-isolate for 14 days. Only the contact needs to self-isolate, other members of the contact’s household do not need to self-isolate. For schools and colleges, a contact is any student or adult identified through setting based contact tracing.
If your son/daughter has not been identified as a contact they do not need to self-isolate.
It is important that we are all aware of the symptoms of Covid19 and only well students attend school and college.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
· high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
· new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
· loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. Information about Covid19 symptoms and management of the virus can be found here, www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviruscovid-19/
We will be taking the appropriate action to clean the affected areas across the school and college.
If your son/daughter is identified as a contact please try not to worry. For most people Covid19 is a mild illness, if you or your son/daughter develops any of the above symptoms or become unwell please contact NHS111 or your GP. Although Covid19 is circulating in the community, usual childhood and seasonal illnesses are too and it is important that these are not missed.
If you have any questions or concerns please refer to the government website, www.gov.uk/coronavirus or you can contact me by calling 0161905 2371 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: Eleanor Roaf, Director of Public Health, Trafford Council