Tuesday 10th November 2020,
Dear Parents / Carers,
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that we have our first Positive Case of COVID-19 at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School.
We have been in contact with Telford and Wrekin’s Health Protection Hub and they have advised us on the action to take. We have spent a long time this morning tracking where our lunchtime supervisor has been and any close contacts she may have had on Thursday and Friday last week. We have contacted all of those parents and those children are now self-isolating. We also have six members of staff who are self-isolating. These children and staff will return to school on Friday 20th November but not earlier.
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, you should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when your 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. Or can be referred by the Health Protection Hub’s single point of referral, which is the preferred route for Telford and Wrekin
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 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, 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 of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID 19) are recent onset of:
- A new continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
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
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitiser gel (with 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Cover your nose and mouth 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 is available at
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.