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Queen Elizabeth II Primary School, Pomeroy

Letter from Chief MEdical Officer - New Procedures in School

10th Sep 2021

Dear Parent

Please find attached a letter from The Chief Medical Officer and the Minister of Education in relation to a significant change in guidance in relation to the identification of close contacts in a school setting.

Although it is important that you read the letter, in short, schools are no longer required to track and trace close contacts of positive cases.  This will all be completed by PHA and PHA will make contact directly with confirmed close contacts and give instructions regarding PCR tests and isolation. 

There is also no requirement for schools to inform parents if there has been a positive case in your child's class, however, schools can continue to do so if they wish.  In order to keep parents up to date, I will issue a template letter, provided by PHA, to parents if there  has been a confirmed case in your child's class, to make households aware given the differening circumstances within each household. 

As with any new guidance there is a bit of uncertainty regarding changes.  So please bear with us as we try to keep up with the speed of change in relation to Covid 19 guidance. 

Kind Regards

Mrs Robinson