Year 8 student tested positive for COVID-19.

Dear parent/carer,

I am writing to inform you that we have been advised that a Year 8 student has tested positive for COVID-19.

We have been in communication with our Local Health Protection Team and the Local Authority and are following their guidance. Students in Year 8 must now self-isolate until they return to school on Wednesday 7th October which will be 14 days from any potential contact in school. We have been asked to stress that students must remain at home and not leave the house. They must not socialise with others. The rest of the family do not need to self-isolate at the moment, unless one of the family becomes symptomatic. A COVID-19 test is only required if a person becomes symptomatic. Any positive tests must be reported to school to help us control the spread of the infection.

Due to issues of confidentiality the name of the student cannot be shared.

Brothers and sisters in Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 are allowed to attend school as normal, so long as they do not display symptoms of COVID-19. The school will remain open as normal for all year groups other than Year 8.

We are in regular contact with the Local Health Protection Team and Local Authority; should we receive further advice we will contact you immediately.

This is such a disappointing start to the new academic year, but possibly one which was inevitable given the rising cases locally. Students who are self-isolating will now access work that is available on Frog and must regularly check their school emails regarding lesson arrangements.

Further information will follow regarding live Teams lessons.

Please see attached the Remote Learning strategy, which is also available on our website.

If you have any concerns regarding the above, please get in touch with your child’s Director of Studies:

mairsile.griffin@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk – Bridgewater College
bernard.delaney@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk – Imperial College
jason.kneen@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk – Rylands College
adam.morrison@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk – Urbis College
arron.mccourt@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk – Victoria College

If you have any queries about Remote Learning please contact Mr Clarey:
tim.clarey@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk

We wish all our students and their families well during these challenging times.

Yours faithfully,
Craig Burns
Headteacher

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