Following a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the local community we would like to highlight the advice from the latest guidance from Public Health Agency relating to schools;
“If anyone has been in contact with a suspected case in an educational setting, no restrictions or special control measures are required while laboratory test results for COVID-19 are awaited unless otherwise advised by health professionals. There is no need to close the setting or send other learners or staff home.
If anyone becomes unwell and believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 (either through travel to specified countries or areas or contact with a confirmed case), call your GP or NHS 111, or 999 in an emergency (if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk), and if appropriate, explain which country they have returned from in the last 14 days. People who become unwell are advised not to go to their GP, pharmacy, or a hospital.”
If any parent is concerned about the contact their child may have had with a 'suspected case', they may choose to withdraw their child for a period of observation and to contact their GP or NHS 111 for advice.