Overview of Year 7 Self-Isolation Status:

Year 7 K Band:  Return to School – Friday 2nd November 2020
Year 7 P Band:  Return to School – Friday 23rd October 2020
Year 7 H Band:  Currently in School


Your Child will have received a letter to bring home and you will have received a text – please make sure school has your up to date contact details.

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate

Dear Parent,

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 30th October 2020. They must return to school after the half-term on Monday 2nd November 2020.

We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 to others in the community.

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, they can return to usual activities. A negative test does not mean that your child can return to school earlier than 14 days.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14-day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to the PHE Staying at Home Guidance


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared, and should not return until 48 hours after the symptoms have passed, as advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

You should arrange for testing for your child via

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested or 111.nhs.uk or primary care.

To book a test at one of the local walk-in testing centres below call free phone 0808 1964 100 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus to book)

Rochdale Town Hall, Packer Street.

Market Place Car Park next to Middleton Arena, Old Hall Street, Middleton M24 1AG.

Heywood Civic Centre

The sites are open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week and you must arrive on foot, by bike or in a car. – Please do not use public transport to get to the site. Face coverings are mandatory for ages 3yrs and above, and must be worn at all times during visit to testing site.

Home testing

Home testing is aimed specifically at people who cannot get to test sites and can be arranged at https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/

A test can also be booked on the NHS website using the link below which provides you options for either a drive-through test, for which you or someone you live with must have a car to get to a regional test site or you can request for a home testing kit for yourself and anyone else you live with who has coronavirus symptoms. There is an identity check for home test kits.


 All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

new continuous cough and/or

high temperature and/or

a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

wash your hands as soon as you get home

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours faithfully



Mr C Kolbuck                                         Mr I Carey

Acting Joint Headteacher                      Acting Joint Headteacher

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself


The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

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