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Phoenix Class (Y3N) Self Isolation Guidance

13th November 2020


For parents of children in Phoenix Class (Y3N) – self isolation guidance


Dear all


I am so sorry to have to advise you that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Harrison Primary School and with regret the children in Phoenix Class (Y3N) must now self-isolate until Monday 23rd November 2020. Please excuse the formal tone of this letter – we are using the Public Health England template provided.


We have consulted with Public Health England and have followed the national guidance and therefore have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected member of the school community. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Monday 23rd November 2020 which is 14 days from the last contact with the affected member of the school community.


This means that home learning will be provided for the week beginning Monday, 16th November 2020. Please see the link below.


Year Three:


We have confirmed with PHE and the local authority that no other classes or members of the school community need to self-isolate.


If your child continues to be well on Monday 23rd November 2020 then they can return to school.


Siblings and other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms.


Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19:


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with one or more of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119


Please do not arrange for your child to be tested if they do not have the symptoms.

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.


The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.


Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community


If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period


Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:


Symptoms of COVID 19:


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:


  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.


If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the website at If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.


How to stop COVID-19 spreading


There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19



  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


Further Information


Further information is available at


Yours sincerely


Sara Gmitrowicz                                                      

Executive Head Teacher                                         

Harrison Primary School