Spilsby Primary School to close for one week due to Covid-19

Coronavirus - Covid-19

Spilsby Primary Academy is to close for one week after the school was advised of an additional confirmed case of Covid-19.

After discussion with the Lincolnshire Health Protection Team the school made the extremely difficult decision to close to all pupils next week.

The school stated this is due to not having enough staff to ensure the safety of the children within the building.

Children in Year 4 and both Reception classes should continue to self-isolate and can return on 11 December, with children in Year 3 continuing to self-isolate and return on 14 December.

School will re-open for children in Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 only on Wednesday 9 December.

All other members of the households of these children do not need to self-isolate at this time unless they or their child display symptoms.

Pupils from all other year groups do not need to self-isolate, unless they start to show symptoms, and can return to school when we re-open.

The school has also requested that “social media is not used to speculate on the identity of individuals affected”.

The school has stated it will “continue to review the ongoing situation with regard to a safe re-opening, hopefully the following week.”.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. 

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. 

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.

Symptoms

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 from NHS 111 at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 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 COVID-19.

Do:

  • 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 sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

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