Please be advised that we have had a confirmed case of Covid-19 in year 10. The student who has tested positive was tested as a precaution on Saturday, due to a member of their household testing positive after showing symptoms earlier in the week. The student currently has no symptoms, and we wish them and their family well in their recovery. This case is not believed to be linked to the case in year 7 three weeks ago.
The positive result was received yesterday evening. Please be assured that following notification of the test, we have moved swiftly to ask all close contacts of the child to remain at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Please be assured that we have thoroughly planned for this eventuality, and will do everything possible to ensure that further transmission of the virus does not take place.
If you have not been contacted by us, or track and trace directly, that means that your child did not come into close contact with this student, and therefore can attend school as normal.
I have written to you immediately, as I am aware that parents will be anxious about this development. This situation has happened in a number of schools across Cumbria, and as in other schools, we will take further direction from Public Health England. We will keep you updated as and when we receive further information.
Mr D Bird