Y5/6 Covid Update

We now have confirmation of a positive PCR test result in the Y5/6 bubble. Therefore this bubble will remain closed and all children from that bubble who were in school on Wednesday and/or Thursday of last week must continue to self-isolate until the end of Sunday 18 July.

We understand how disappointing this is for everyone, especially our Y6 children, with it being the end of term, however we will do our very best to make it as special as possible in whatever way we can. More information will follow tomorrow.

Please contact the school office tomorrow if you have any further questions on 01939 260443 or admin@baschurch.shropshire.sch.uk

COVID UPDATE

You may be aware we have been informed of a positive LFD test in our Year 5/6 bubble this morning and have had to close the bubble. Y5/6 children do need to isolate at home until we have further information. The rest of their household will need to isolate if their Y5/6 child starts displaying any symptoms, until a negative PCR test has been received. We will be monitoring the situation over the weekend and Y5/6 will be informed via Dojo and the website as soon as we have any further news.

We are recommending a PCR test for anyone connected to our school with symptoms and this includes symptoms that are not the typical covid-19 symptoms e.g. headache, tummy ache, feeling unwell/tired. Please do not send your child to school if they are feeling in any way unwell.

If your child is displaying any of the main COVID symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of sense of smell/taste) they must self-isolate for 10 days, or until a negative test result has been received.The rest of the household must also self-isolate for 10 days, or until a negative test result has been received.

Lateral flow tests are now available to all Shropshire households.  Please visit https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/rapid-testing-in-shropshire/ to see a list of where these can be collected from.

At this time, we would really encourage you to test yourselves regularly to help us identify new cases as quickly as possible. Our staff have increased their testing from twice a week to every day for the time being as we want to make our schools as covid-secure as possible.  To help us further, please remember to carefully follow the social distancing laws when you are meeting up with groups of people outside of school.

We will continue doing everything we can to keep our schools safe and would appreciate your help too so that we can get through the last week of term as safely as possible.

If you are unsure of any of the rules or guidance, please phone the school admin, as they are experts and have all the up-to-date guidance which they can talk through with you. Thank you.