Covid-19 Statement to Y10/Y11 Parents
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Statement to the parents of Years 10 and 11
Further to my text messages to the parents of Years 10 and 11 on Tuesday 20th October, please read this information carefully.
Because of a slight rise in Covid-19 positive tests in Year 11 and one confirmed case in Y10, in consultation with Public Health England I have decided that the school will implement its own circuit breaker for these two older year groups.
This means that students in Years 10 and 11 must not return to school until Monday 2nd November.
During this time, all students in these year groups must self-isolate in the home and not be circulating or socialising.
If during the period between now and Monday 2nd November your child has any of the 3 known symptoms, a persistent new cough, a high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell then you must ensure that they are tested. Please let us know the result of any test on firstname.lastname@example.org
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
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.
By appointment, food parcels for students eligible for free school meals can be collected from reception.
Please ensure that your child is continuing to engage with home learning after half term whilst in self-isolation. On the website students should go the 'Student Zone' where they will access Show My Homework and all the other on-line learning platforms to support a programme of study laid out by staff for each subject, for each year group, an example of which is below:
It is important that you and your family follow these guidelines to the letter, and I thank you for your on-going support of Lancaster by doing so.
I wish you and your family the very best wishes in these uncertain times.