Dear Parent/Carer of child in 5/6LM,
Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days
We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case. In line with the national guidance your child is now legally required to stay at home and self-isolate until midnight on 20th November.
Fines can now be issued if individuals who are told to self-isolate by Local Authority Public Health Teams or NHS Test and Trace do not self-isolate.
Your child must not go to school or any public areas: your child must remain at home. Further details of what your child needs to do are in NHS Guidance:
The reason your child is required to self isolate is reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. If you need support with isolation, please contact North Tyneside Council on 0345 2000 101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.
If your child is well at the end of the period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
For most people, especially children, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
If your child develops any of these symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be tested. At that time all other household members must also stay at home, not go to work, school or public areas, even for exercise.
When the result of the child’s test is known further advice will be available.
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
Further information is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus
Wendy Burke Mrs C.L. Withers
Director of Public Health Headteacher
North Tyneside Council