Dear Parents and Carers,

I have been notified that a student at our school has tested positive for Covid-19. They are therefore self-isolating and contact tracing is underway.

Following advice from Pubic Health, Cronk y Berry School will continue to be open to all students, however interaction with other schools has been suspended and will be reviewed in a week’s time.

The situation will be reviewed on a regular basis with advice from the Public Health Directorate and regular updates will be given to all pupils and parents/carers.

As previously stated, existing mitigations are in place including the reminder of hand, face, space and fresh air messaging, reducing indoor activities and increased ventilation of rooms. If students or staff wish to wear a face covering this will be supported, masks will be provided by the school for those who wish to wear one but don’t have their own.

All members of the school community are therefore encouraged to remain vigilant and need to be aware of the symptoms of Covid-19, an updated version of these I have included below:

a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)

OR, a new and persistent cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

OR, anosmia – this is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked

OR, a new shortness of breath

In the event of your child experiencing any of these symptoms, we ask you to keep your child at home and seek clinical advice from 111. They must follow Government guidelines in terms of self-isolation rules.

Good hygiene practice remains vital. Further details about symptoms and good hygiene practice can be found on Government’s Covid-19 website at:- https://covid19.gov.im/

Yours faithfully,