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Coronavirus Latest News (updated 18/01/22)

As we predicted in the newsletter last week, we have continued to see a spike in the number of Coronavirus cases across the school and we have had quite a few additional cases over the weekend.

As a result of this, we have introduced some aspects of our Covid contingency plan, which includes some stricter in school measures in order to reduce case numbers as best we can. We have sought further advice from Public Health Birmingham and would like to share this information with you, so that you can help us to reduce transmission.

We currently have slightly different advice for different classes, depending on the number of positive cases.

Level 1: 5Chad, 3Vale

  • FOR THOSE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE ALREADY: Siblings and any household members of anyone testing positive in these classes should book a PCR test. If positive, you should isolate. If this is negative, they should take a DAILY lateral flow test for the next 7 days. If negative, the siblings can continue to come to school.

 

  • Parents and older siblings should get vaccinated ASAP

 

  • Parents should keep a close eye on children and arrange PCR tests immediately if any of your children become unwell. Do not bring them into school until you have a confirmed negative test result.

 

Level 2: 3Chad, 5Vale, 6Chad

  • ALL CHILDREN AND STAFF should carry out a LFT test for next 7 days, and only come to school if negative
     

  • Parents and older siblings should get vaccinated ASAP

 

  • Parents should keep a close eye on children and arrange PCR tests immediately if any of your children become unwell. Do not bring them into school until you have a confirmed negative test result.

 

Level 0: All other classes in school

  • As we have an outbreak in school you should be extra vigilant and keep a close eye on your child. This may include regular temperature checks or lateral flow tests.
     

  • If your child becomes unwell please keep them off school and arrange for them to be tested.
     

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please do get in touch with me at school on head@chadvale.bham.sch.uk. Please note that we cannot advise on length of isolation- Track and Trace should give you this information.

 

FAQ (as of 18/01/22)

My child is in 3Chad/5Vale/6Chad, what do I need to do?

This is currently a ‘Level 2’ class. Your child needs to take a lateral flow test every morning before coming to school. If they test positive, they need to stay at home.

My child is in 5Chad/3Vale and is negative at the moment. What do I need to do?

This is currently a Level 1 class. Your child should continue coming to school.

My child is in 5Chad/3Vale and has tested positive. What do I need to do?

Everyone in your household needs to get a PCR test and isolate if positive. You will then need to test for the next 7 days using a LFT. If negative, your child should continue coming to school.

 

For anyone testing positive, we need to collect some information from you. Please click here to fill out our Positive Covid Form.

School Risk Assessment July 2021

Coronavirus Catch-Up Plan v3

Learning Support

There are plenty of online learning resources available on the Oak National Academy website. Please click below and then pick your year group. There are also high quality resources available from BBC Bitesize. 

 

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