Arrangements for positive Covid test results during half term

Letter for parents OCTOBER half term WB

22 October 2020

Dear Parents,

With the high rates of COVID-19 in North Tyneside currently, we are asking parents to let the school know if their child tests positive for COVID-19 during the half term break.

If your son or daughter receives a positive COVID-19 test after Friday 23rd October 2020 please contact the school immediately by e-mailing and provide the following information:

Name of child


Class/year group


Date of the COVID-19 test


Does the child have symptoms? Yes or No


What date did the symptoms start?


What date did the child last attend school?

It is very important that you provide this information so that the school can identify any close contacts that your son or daughter may have had in school during their infectious period. The school will then follow up close contacts and request that they isolate for 14 days to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Please note that you should also report any close contacts that your child has had outside the school setting through NHS Test and Trace.

Thank you for your help in this matter

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Burke                                                          Diane Buckle

Director of Public Health                                      Assistant Director of Education