Tuesday 5th January
|Evenings & weekends – reporting of Covid-19 positive test results|
As a further precaution, we have introduced a dedicated phone number, solely for reporting positive Covid-19 test results at evenings and weekends
The number is: 07818 212 931
It is not for suspected cases, non-Covid-19 illness or absence, and is not an advice line.
Please text positive Covid-19 test result information to this number, including:
· Name of student
· Student’s tutor group
· Date symptoms appeared
· Date of test
· Date of test result
If necessary, someone will contact you having received this information. Thank you!
I have put out a lot of information in recent days, so won’t repeat it here. Please refer to the “Newsletter Extra Extra” sent out on 5th January (and also on the website)
Positive results during the Christmas holidays NO NEED FOR ANYONE TO ISOLATE
There were two positive test results, one student in Year 8 and one in Year 13. Symptoms did not present until after Christmas itself, so there was no need for any further action.
Key Points to Remember, please
- Please do not send your child to school if they have covid symptoms.
- Please do not send your child to school if they have had symptoms and are waiting for a test result even if they seem better.
- If any member of a household has symptoms, everyone must stay away from school or work until the test result is known. If positive, everyone must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or 10 days from the test date if there were no symptoms.
- Please tell us [student absence; AtHoS] if your child or household member has symptoms; test dates and results; dates you have been given for a return to school. This applies even if your child is not attending College.
- Please use the number above for reporting an “out-of-hours” positive test result.
- Students should wear masks at all times unless exempt. Except lessons, when actually eating/drinking, and if outside AND at 1m+ distance from one another.
Staff absence still remains very low: this could well be because mask wearing and better hand hygiene is also preventing a range of other infections. With the national lockdown, four CEV staff are shielding. We have no positive cases among staff at present; one colleague is isolating because of a household member.
Locally to us, numbers of cases are increasing but well below national averages. According to the NEU covid map for schools East Devon has remained steady at 160 cases per 100,000, although the BBC has 168 cases; however, Broadclyst, Cranbrook, Stoke Canon and area has risen to 218/100,000; Exeter is up to 201/100,000 (NEU) or 227 (BBC), and Pinhoe and area is increased to 211. The national average for the BBC figures is 468/100,000 which is an increase on last week.