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Covid-19: Who do I contact if my child tests positive in the February half term

Covid-19: Who do I contact...if my child tests positive in the February half-term 

Stop the spread. Do the right thing.

Date:   Saturday 13 February - Tuesday 16 February
If your child tests positive during this time it will impact on your child’s bubble / class
and we will need to alert those affected.
Please email us on:  ey-schoolscovidincidents

• The name of the school /setting
• The year group and class your child is in
• When your child’s symptoms started
• When they were tested
• When they were last in school /setting


We will reply to your email with any additional advice. We will contact the school /
setting if necessary to let them know, and advise on any actions they will need to take.


Date: Wednesday 17 February - Sunday 21 February
Your household should continue to isolate as instructed and inform your child’s
school or setting in the normal way. If your child tests positive during this time
their bubble / class will not be affected as they would not have been in school
during the infectious period.


To help us monitor cases in school / the setting, it would be helpful if you can email us the details using the email address  


****If you are at all worried about your child’s symptoms during the February half-term,   please call  NHS 111 and seek advice****

Why are we asking you to provide details to the mailbox?
• When Covid-19 symptoms start, the person is infectious two days before this and up to 10 days afterwards. If your child gets symptoms between Saturday 13 February and Tuesday 16 February and goes on to test positive, it can impact on others in their bubble, class or year group who will also need to isolate because they are contacts of a positive case.

• If your child gets symptoms between Wednesday 17 February and Sunday 21 February and goes on to test positive, it’s unlikely to affect your child’s bubble, class or year group in the same way but we still need you to report it so we can log these positive cases locally.

You will need to inform everyone your child has been in close contact with that they have tested positive and these other contacts will need to self-isolate for 10 days. Also remember to let any out of school care / holiday clubs / activity clubs know about your child’s symptoms and test results.

If your child is isolating at the start of term 4 please contact your school / setting in the usual way to let them know when your child will be back at school / setting.

There’s lots of useful Covid-19 information for parents and carers on our website