Dear Parent or Carer
For those attending the drop in for Ms Mann's retirement on 22/10/21, please be informed that we have been notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Although we met in 15 minute intervals in a well ventilated room and guests were asked to socially distance, as a precautionary measure we advise that you book a PCR test..
In line with the national guidance, children aged under 18 years are no longer required to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Your child and other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms.
As your child/you may be a close contact, Public Health are asking for you/your child to have a PCR test. This will help us to identify and isolate cases, prevent onward transmission and minimise our case rates in the city.
Please go to www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to book this test. You will be asked to identify whether your child has COVID symptoms. If your child has no symptoms, you should select ‘No’ for this answer and proceed through the questions until they get to the question:
Why are you asking for a test?
You should select the box that says - I’ve been in contact with a positive person > I found out in another way that I’m a contact option
You can then proceed to book the test.
If this test is positive, they must isolate for 10 days.
What to do if you/your child develops symptoms of COVID-19
If you/your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, even if they have had a negative test result previously, they must isolate and you should arrange a test for your child via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested or by calling 119.
Please visit the link to Public Health England’s guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infections:
Non-classical symptoms include:
Test and Trace Support Payments If a person is asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and is on a low income, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, they may be entitled to a payment of £500 from their local authority under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. This now applies to parents/ carers who cannot work from home and will lose income by self-isolating or staying at home to care for the child.
Further details are available via: https://www.salford.gov.uk/benefits/test-and-trace-support-payments/my-child-is-having-to-isolate/
Please remember, although COVID-19 is circulating in the community, usual childhood illnesses are too; and it is important that these are not missed. Please contact your GP or NHS111 if you are worried; or call 999 if seriously unwell.
If you have any questions or concerns please refer to the government website, or call The Spirit of Salford Helpline on 0800 952 1000 Further information is included in the information sheet below.
If you think that someone in your household has come in contact with a confirmed case or you need help or advice about self-isolation, please call the Spirit of Salford helpline on 0800 952 1000.
Public Health Advice on symptoms
If anyone in your household becomes unwell with one of the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) please isolate them immediately and book a test by ringing 119 or go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
A new continuous cough
A high temperature (fever)
A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Any one of the above symptoms gives reason for high level of suspicion for COVID-19.
Information about COVID-19 symptoms and management of the virus can be found here, www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/