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Letter to Parents from Dudley Council May 2021.

Reporting Positive Cases of Covid-19.

Dear Parents,

 

Dudley Wood Primary School has an obligation to track and trace the contacts of pupils who test positive for Covid-19.

 

To assist with this and to keep the school fully informed, we ask you to report all pupils who test positive as soon as you know.

Please follow the reporting procedure below:

 

  1. Phone the school on 01384 818690 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. Outside of these hours or if the school is closed, phone our dedicated reporting phone line: 01384 818014
  3. This is an automated answering machine.
  4. You will be asked to leave your name, the name of your child and a contact number.
  5. Mrs Guest will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Please only use the out of hours phone line to report pupils who test positive as this is for track and trace purposes.

I sincerely hope that this service will not be needed and that everyone stays safe.

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Guest

Headteacher

Accessing Symptom Free Tests for Covid-19.

Dudley Local Authority have asked us to provide you with the following information about accessing symptom-free tests.

 

You can also visit www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirusparents for more information on both symptom and symptom-free testing and the other symptoms residents are now being encouraged to take a precautionary test if they display.

 

Accessing symptom-free tests

Parents and carers and anyone else living with a school age child or young person are among the priority groups being given access to free home lateral flow testing kits to test themselves.

 

Information on how to access these can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff

 

All are strongly encouraged to have a lateral flow test at a local testing site prior to starting home testing, to know how a test is undertaken. 

 

Twice weekly testing will help detect hidden asymptomatic cases and help keep pupils and staff safer in school.

 

Anyone unable to do home testing can go to one of the Dudley lateral flow testing centres. These are at Dudley Leisure Centre, Saltwells Education Centre, with pop-up sessions at Holy Trinity Church Community Centre in Wordsley, Lifecentral Church in Halesowen, St Andrews Church in Sedgley, St James Church in Wollaston and the Salvation Army Church in Lye.


There is also testing at more than 30 pharmacies across the borough. For details on where you can get a lateral flow test and to book visit www.dudley.gov.uk/symptom-free-testing

 

 

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