Covid Update: Public Health Trafford – New Advice for 5-15 yr old

Dear Parents/Carers,

Trafford currently has the 3rd highest COVID rates across Greater Manchester. As a result, Public Health Trafford have amended their advice for young people (age 5-15) who are in a household where a positive case has been identified with a LFT or PCR test.

Old advice:

If someone in the household tests positive, young people aged 5-15 should still go to school. All members of the household should get a PCR test. If the young person tests positive, they should isolate for 10 days.

New advice:

If someone in the household tests positive:

  • young people aged 5-15 should stay at home.
  • 2-3 days after the positive person showed symptoms (or tested positive if they had not been symptomatic), the young person should have a PCR test.
  • If the PCR test is positive, they continue to isolate for 10 days
  • If this test is negative, they can return to school BUT…
  • They should take a LFT test daily before school for 10 days from the date of the first symptoms in the household AND…
  • If the young person becomes symptomatic they should get another PCR test.

This advice from Public Health is strongly recommended to help limit the spread of the virus within our area.

We have also been notified of our vaccination dates for pupils’ whose parents/carers wish to give consent. We will be sending consent forms to you shortly. However, I have been made aware that there are some fake consent forms being circulated within the authority. WE HAVE NOT SENT CONSENT FORMS TO PARENTS YET. If you have received one of these fake forms, please let me know at ndoward@stretfordhigh.com

Thank you again for your support and continued understanding as we adjust to make our community as safe as it can be.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs N Doward

Headteacher