Easter Holidays Contact Tracing

Dear Parents/Carers,
The Department for Education have asked us to make you aware of the following information and relevant arrangements regarding positive COVID-19 cases in the holidays:

  • If your child develops symptoms within 48 hours of being in school and tests positive for coronavirus (COVID 19) during the first 6 days after teaching ends (Friday 2nd April to Wednesday 7th April), the school will be asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.
  • Where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
  • School staff are not asked to remain on-call or conduct any contact tracing more than 6 days after the final day of teaching. Where a school’s last teaching day is on Thursday 1st April, there should be no pupil contact tracing asks beyond Wednesday 7th April.

For the first 6 days after the end of term, schools are not asked to be on-call at all times. Our school admin team will check the admin emails once a day from Friday 2nd April to Wednesday 7th April.
Where pupils are required to self-isolate due to testing positive or due to contact with a positive case after Wednesday 7th April, we do not need to be informed about their absence until Monday 19th April.
When do I need to contact school?  

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours of being in school and then tests positive for COVID-19, please email the admin address (admin@myddle.shropshire.sch.uk) as soon as possible with the following information –

  • Pupil Name and class
  • The date the symptoms began
  • The date your child was last in school
  • The date the test was carried out
  • The date the result was received

We will then use this information to contact Public Health England. If your child’s test result comes back negative, you do not need to inform school.

If we need to ask you to isolate, we will do so via class dojo.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office on 01939 290834

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