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Bubble Closure Year 1 and 2

Closure of Year 1 /2 bubble as of January 26th 2021 until Tuesday 2nd February 2021


The school has received confirmation of a positive test outcome for Covid 19.  Confirmation was received today, January 26th 2021.


Owing to the operational impact on the community and for the safety of others, school is now unable to open to any Year 1 and 2 children until Tuesday, February 2nd.


Children can return to school on Tuesday 2nd February if they are not displaying symptoms


Whilst we appreciate the inconvenience caused, the safety of the school and wider community is paramount and we must act accordingly.


Does my child have to isolate?

Guidance has been reviewed and as a result, those children attending school on the following dates, (January 20th, 21st and 22nd) must isolate until midnight Monday 1st February (10 days from the last possible day of contact with the individual testing positive), or 10 days from their last day at school if they did not attend on all days.


If your child is in Year 1 or 2 and did not attend on any of these dates(for example, they were ill, home schooling or similar) they are not required to isolate, but should not attend school as the bubble is now closed.  Bubble closure is an operational matter as isolation impacts on the safety of others and staffing availability.


I know my child needs to isolate, but do other household members have to do likewise?

Household members are not required to isolate unless the child, or any other member of the household starts to display symptoms.  If symptoms are displayed, the whole household must isolate and those with symptoms must be tested.


The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal



My child must now isolate, but if I get them tested and the outcome is negative can they return to school?

No.  Even if your child does not have symptoms and/or has a negative test outcome, they must still isolate until the designated 10 days ends.  This is because of the incubation period of 10 days.


Further guidance on isolation and testing is found below.


Home Learning provision will be in place for all pupils.  Please visit the Covid 19 page on the school website or review the booklet for Remote Learning issued earlier in the term.