Headteacher’s Update 02/11/20

Message from Mr Young (headteacher)and NHS Lothian

Today-Monday 2nd November – we were made aware of another person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The last time the person was in school was Friday 30th October and once again, we have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A small number of people have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.

These contacts will need to self -isolate and appropriate guidance and advice has been given.

If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance and the school was electrostatically cleaned on Saturday 30th October. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful : https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

D Young