Our Current COVID-19 Measures & Protocols
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Covid-19 – Public Heath Update Cheshire East - Updated 11.10.21
The situation in Sandbach and Cheshire East at present is a concern as the case rate is 800 per 100,000 which is significantly higher than the national of 259 per 100,000. The pattern of cases within our school, and across the County, seems to be that older siblings are contracting Covid and younger siblings are recording positive tests some 3-5 days later. Due to this, the Local Authority has revised its guidance on when pupils should and should not attend school.
Their new guidance is as follows:
All household contacts of a positive case are to have a PCR test even if members of the household don’t have symptoms. (This will allow household members to isolate away from other household members who are positive).
Pupils who are household contacts of positive cases, are to stay at home for 5 days and have a negative PCR test before returning to school. (As not all household members will test positive straight away a second PCR is required in order to be assured that a returning child is not Covid positive).
If after 5 days the PCR is negative, pupils may return as long as household members continue to undertake LFT for a further 5 days.
This new guidance seems extremely sensible in the current climate with cases escalating locally. It will also help us as a school to minimise infections and disruption to the education of our pupils.
Should a member of your household test positive for Covid 19 you are required to contact the school office on 01270 526260 (Office hours 8:30am until 4:30pm) or email email@example.com