Reporting Covid cases over the Christmas holidays

Reporting COVID cases over the Christmas holidays 

  • The government expects key staff at HRS to attend school up to, and including, 23rd December to respond to any new COVID cases, where students developed symptoms on either this coming Friday or Saturday.
  • We will be required to identify the close contacts of any of these students and notify them of their need to self-isolate.
  • If your child is identified as a close contact, we will notify you via email. It is important that you check your emails during this period.

It is crucial that, if your child develops COVID symptoms, you follow the steps below:

If your child develops symptoms on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th December:

  1. Book them a test immediately
  2. Email immediately so that we know that there may be a case that we need to investigate
  3. Email as soon as you receive the test result

If your child develops symptoms between Sunday 20th December and the start of the spring term:

  1. Book them a test immediately
  2. If they test positive, email and let us know the date of the end of their period of self-isolation so we know whether to expect them back on their return date (see letter below).

Thank you again for your support during this unprecedented year. May I take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and let’s hope for a calmer 2021!

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Gee