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Bubble Closure - guidance and general notice

Dear parents and carers


Mr Brooks' class closed

Mrs Morris' class closed


Individual isolation notices sent to each class.


You will be aware that there have been two class closures this week and the rise in cases nationally and within Derby indicate that the nation is not ‘out of the woods’ yet.  Clearly, we are still doing all that is possible to ensure infections in school are limited and maintain our good practices. 


Our two cases this week do not appear connected through school contact and therefore I remind parents once more of the need to follow guidance to ensure any risk is reduced as much as possible.  I also ask that parents strictly adhere to the wearing of masks on school site, washing of hands regularly and maintaining social distancing.


Whist I understand that isolations of all school close proximity contacts are inconvenient at best, they do remain mandatory.  Early indications are the that the system of ‘bubbles’ may be lifted  and / or isolating entire groups for single cases may not occur in the new academic year.  This has yet to be decided on by DfE and PHE.   Regardless, it is important that we do so now, in line with current regulations, and do take all steps to reduce further cases.


Your continued support is much appreciated.


Mr Seargent


Note for those whose children are directed to self isolate:


Your child must self isolate immediately as they have been identified as a possible close proximity contact.


The remainder of the household do not have to isolate unless symptoms are identified; however, your child must not leave the home or mix with people outside of the household or support bubble.


If you have a sibling at the school and you are unable to travel to and from school owing to the isolation, absences for the sibling will be authorised – but you must inform the office.


  • The child told to isolate must not leave your home for any reason
  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for essential care
  • try to avoid contact with anyone you live with as much as possible
  • any people you live with and any people in your support bubble do not need to self-isolate if you do not have symptoms
  • If you live with someone at higher risk from COVID-19, try to arrange for them to stay with friends or family while you're self-isolating.


If anyone in your household gets  symptoms of COVID-19

Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) as soon as possible if you get any symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) while you're self-isolating.

Anyone you live with must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result

Get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 on GOV.UK

What to do when you get your test result

If you test negative:

  • keep self-isolating for the rest of the 10 days – you could still get symptoms after being tested
  • anyone you live with can stop self-isolating if they do not have symptoms

If you test positive:

  • the 10 days restarts from the day after your symptoms started – this will mean you're self-isolating for longer than 10 days overall
  • anyone you live with must self-isolate for 10 days, counting from the day after your symptoms started

Read more about how long to self-isolate.

If you do not get symptoms of COVID-19

If you do not get any symptoms of COVID-19 while self-isolating:

  • you can stop self-isolating after the 10 days
  • you do not need to have a test