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Reporting Positive Covid-19 Cases over the Easter Holiday – procedure in response to DFE guidance that requires schools to carry out contract tracing from 1st-6th April

If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms within 48 hours of last being in college and then tests positive for Covid-19 you must report this to the college so that we can inform anyone they have been in contact with that they must self-isolate.

The only way to do this during the Easter holidays is by emailing and you will then sent a link to a Google form to complete.

The college building and phone lines will be closed from 2nd April until 5th April -please do not email the contact email or any other member of staff to report a positive Covid-19 cases as the message will not be seen.

Please note this inbox will be checked daily between 9:30-11am only from  2nd until 6th April.

The inbox will not be monitored after 11am on Monday 6th April

Being notified your child is a contact of a positive case

Any student who is identified as a direct/proximity contact as a result of a positive case reported during this time will be notified and informed that they are required to self-isolate for 10 days in line with government guidelines.

You will be contacted by Edulink email and text message advising you of this. Please note we will not be making phonecalls.

Positive Covid cases after 6th April

If your child tests positive more than 48 hours since last being in college, then you should follow contract tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace and your child and your household should isolate for the required period.

Reporting that your child is required to isolate at the start of term in April

If your child is required to isolate at the start of term in April because they/someone in your household has tested positive for Covid 19 during the Easter holidays please email from 19th April  onwards with a screen shot of the positive test result along with the details of your isolation period so that the absence can be authorised.

Returning to the UK from overseas during and after the Easter break.

Parents and carers are reminded that it is illegal to travel abroad from the UK for holidays.

In England, you must have a permitted reason to travel abroad and complete the declaration form.

Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new social distancing rules with little warning.

If you’re travelling to England from overseas you must either quarantine in the place your home or in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

What you need to do depends on where you travel in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You must also get 2 coronavirus tests after you arrive in England.

You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the banned travel list (sometimes known as the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK.

If students miss the start of term due to quarantining due to travel overseas against government advice their absence will not be authorised and the college will not set work for these students.

Ms Corcoran