Dear Parents/ Carers,
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We have reviewed the possible contacts, following the national guidance and working closely with the Public Health England team. We have identified that your Year 7 child may have been in close contact with the affected individual. In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate, returning to school on Tuesday 22nd September (14 days after contact).
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 to others in the community.
If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities including school on 22nd September.
Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.
Any other children in Years 8-13 without symptoms should continue to attend school.
Please see the link to the PHE Staying at Home Guidance: Government 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.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at: NHS check if you have coronavirus symptoms
or by phoning 111.
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via: NHS coronavirus test.
If your child develops symptoms, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days, this includes brothers and sisters who live with your child.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
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 to, 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 call the school and advise the attendance team if your child or someone else in your household develops symptoms, even if this is while they are learning from home. 0121 566 6444
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
Home learning on Microsoft teams during this self-isolation period
At Moseley School and Sixth form we will be using Microsoft Teams to continue your learning at home during this self-isolation period.
This can be accessed either by downloading the app on a smartphone or tablet or using a web browser on a laptop, PC or Table. You will need to log on here: www.moseley.bham.sch.uk
instructions video on how to access Microsoft teams can be viewed here: How to access Microsoft Teams
To access Microsoft Teams, you will be asked for your Microsoft Office 365 username and login. This is your school email address which starts with your student ID, in Year 7 this starts with 020, you will be prompted to enter your password – like the example below:
If you do not know your password, please reset it using the link on the website: Issues with login
Your home learning timetable
How can you get help from your teachers while learning at home?
You can ask for help about your work during your live lessons, post a message on your Team ‘posts’ or you can send a question to your class teacher through the ‘chat’ feature on teams. You can also email your teachers using the school email system. Look at your timetable to find their three letter staff code. Their email address is e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
Timetable (Scroll right if you’re on a mobile phone)
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