Due to the recent surge in cases across Scotland there will be very few changes to the COVID protocols after the September weekend holiday. Most mitigations will remain in place and this will be reviewed again before the October break.
Unfortunately this does mean that face to face parent appointments cannot take place. Teachers will issue you with a time when they will call you instead. Please be aware that this may appear on your phone as an unknown or withheld number.
The only COVID change is to the ‘warn and inform’ letter. Previously this was sent to the whole school. This letter was sent after the first positive case and after 10 days if another positive case was identified.
There is now a more targeted approach and only those who are in the same physical class as a positive case, and therefore a ‘low risk’ contact will receive a warning letter. Another letter will be sent if there are any additional cases after a 5 day period.
If you receive such a letter, the recommendation is that your child takes a lateral flow test if possible before returning to school.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I hope that you all have a relaxing holiday weekend.