24th Jan 2021
Confirmed case of Covid19 at Lakeside Academy
We have been informed that a member of our academy has tested positive for Covid-19. We are working closely with The Academy Trust/Derby's Public Health Team/Public Health England /The Department for Education to reduce the risk of infection for our children and our staff.
This means that we have had to close our 6B 'in school bubble' for 10 days from the last contact with the infected person, which was Thursday 21st January. The children and staff members will now need to self-isolate 10 days. This means they will stay at home until Sunday 31st January.
It is safe for all other pupils to return to school. We have taken a range of measure to ensure that we are adhering to the government’s guidelines for schools.
It is important that we are all aware of the symptoms of Covid19 and only well children and staff attend school or childcare settings.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
•new, continuous cough –this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
•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.
For most people Covid19 is a mild illness. We are taking a range of measures and precautions as identified in our risk assessment and will do all that we can to keep everyone safe.
If your child or any member of the household develops any of these symptoms then you should arrange to be tested. You can do this by searching ‘Book a coronavirus test online’ or by calling 119.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the academy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01332 571485.