We have been advised by Public Health that there has been more than one confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. The cases are currently considered to be unconnected. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide you with advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness.

The school is open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.

For each confirmed case, Worcestershire Public Health undertake a robust risk assessment with the school to identify the contacts in school of any confirmed case taking into account the protective measures the school have put in place and the activities during the infectious period for the case. The aim of the risk assessment is to ensure all contacts are identified and preventive measures are put in place whilst minimising the educational impact on pupils. The school has implemented COVID protective measures and controls to reduce mixing of pupils to prevent whole bubbles being collapsed unnecessarily. In some instances only identifiable close contacts are asked to self-isolate, in other situations the risk assessment may indicate the whole bubble needs to self-isolate, this approach reduces the numbers of pupils having to self-isolate at home for 10 days.

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