Dear Parent or Carer,
NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect has been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in St Joseph’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary remains open and will close in line with LA guidelines on Tuesday 16th December . It is working closely with Public Health Wales, the Local Authority and NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect students, staff and the wider community. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and to provide advice on how to support your child.
All close contacts of the case have been identified and have received appropriate advice to self-isolate.
However, as a precaution, please be alert for any symptoms of COVID-19:
If your child does develop symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, please get them tested as soon as possible. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
If anyone in your household develops any of these symptoms, however mild, they need to stay at home (10 days for the person with symptoms and 10 days for the rest of the household), seek at test as soon as possible and follow the guidance at https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus. Further detail on how to apply for a test is provided at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or simply call the free phone number 119 between the hours of 7am to 11pm. Please make sure you keep your child’s school informed.
The process of testing and contact tracing is part of the ‘new normal’ where schools and settings are required to follow these guidelines carefully. The latest information on COVID-19 track trace system can be found on the Welsh Government’s website on https://gov.wales/education-settings-coronavirus-testing-and-contract-tracing-guidance.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:
Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found here https://gov.wales/symptoms-and-self-isolation-contact-tracing
Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found here https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus
For general information on COVID-19 https://gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus
The COVID-19 online symptom checker can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do https://gov.wales/check-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help