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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: School closed on Friday 18th December

Dear Parents / carers

 

You may have seen the recent Government announcement that schools will have an additional closure day on Friday 18th December. The Government have made this decision because staff may need to continue to work in the first week of the Christmas holidays to support track and trace.

 

I can confirm that the school will be closed to pupils on this day and our last day will now be Thursday 17th December. We apologise for the late notice but we have only just been informed by the Government.

 

IMPORTANT: If your child develops symptoms and is tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holidays, the Government have issued clear guidance about when you should inform the school and when this can be managed by NHS Test & Trace.

 

When you need to contact the school:

If your child has symptoms either on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th then tests positive for COVID-19 on or before Wednesday 23rd December, please contact TKAT Centre between 10:00 and 14:00 by either phoning 07841 967 584 or Emailing to covid@tkat.org

 

When you make contact please be sure to tell us your child’s name, Year group, when they first developed symptoms and the date you received confirmation.

 

When you should not contact the school:

If your child has developed symptoms after Saturday 19th December or more than 48 hours after they were last in school. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace. If your child has a positive test result which returns after Wednesday 23rd December. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their ongoing support during this difficult term, wishing them a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. Let’s hope that 2021 is a more positive one for us all.

 

The new term starts on Monday 4th January when we look forward to seeing all children return.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mr J Manclark

Headteacher

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