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Covid Advice update

24.6.2021: Update from Public Health Walsall

 

There has been recent rise in asymptomatic cases of the Delta Variant of Covid19 in Walsall.

Asymptomatic means having no symptoms but still spreading the virus! We ask you to work with us my using Lateral Flow Tests twice a week (available for FREE from pharmacies)

 

Also remember if anyone in the household has symptoms you should get a FULL PCR test by either going on the NHS website or phoning 119. Then phone school to make us aware.

If someone has symptoms a Lateral Flow LFT is not considered enough please seek a full PCR.

  • Temp 37.8
  • Cough
  • Loss of smell

New symptoms with Delta variant include

  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Diarrhoea

We have had parents recently refuse to take the PCR advice we are giving which is not helpful to us trying to protect your families. Early detection will enable us to reduce the spread of the virus.

 

I am still getting some parents telling me they ‘don’t know the rules’.  After 15 months, various emails, videos and support texts this is not acceptable and is putting our families and staff at risk. If you are unsure phone 119 or phone school for advice.

 

I will reiterate once again if ANY family member displays any of the key symptoms stated above a FULL PCR test is required. Do NOT send children to school whilst family members are ill.

 

Additionally  there is a drop in vaccination clinic Fri, Sat, Sun, Monday at the Saddlers Centre for adults requiring either their first of second jab. This is the best way to protect your family from being very ill with Covid. I urge you to attend if you have not already done so. (If you require a second jab it must be 8 weeks following your previous and you must take your vaccination card with you)

 

Finally anyone having to self-isolate as they have been a close contact CAN NOW seek a full PCR even if they do not have any symptoms. If the test is positive, you would self-isolate for a further 10 days. If the test is negative you would still be required to self-isolate for the period of the original 10 days.

 

I would like to thank the families who are following the rules and guidance we are giving, getting PCRs when required as this is enabling us maintain the safety of our school.

 

I hope we can continue to work together to keep us all safe

Thank you Mrs Walsh

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