COVID-19 record of confirmed cases: St Mary's College
Record of confirmed cases
This record is accurate from Monday 2nd November (half term 2).
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Given the current incidence of Covid-19 in the locality we anticipate increased numbers of reported confirmed cases within our school community during this period. In many instances these do not directly impact the school population because the individuals involved have not been in school; for example as a result of national self-isolation protocols or established internal rota systems in appropriate student and staff groups. However, in the interests of transparency we feel it is important for us to share the global information with parents and key stakeholders. Where cases do impact on the school population, we will contact parents/carers of those affected directly to advise them of necessary precautionary measures.
It is important to acknowledge an increasing impact from Covid-19 on schools in our region. As the numbers of staff and students required to self-isolate continues to rise, we are having to work increasingly hard to ensure effective continuity of a world class education. We will continue to work through the Hull Learning Partnership on behalf of students across our region, drawing on the collective will and commitment of school and Trust leaders to find the most effective response.
Please find below the latest guidance from NHS Test and Trace and a link to the general letter of guidance to parents from Public Health England during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This contains further links to more detailed government direction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s year office in the first instance.
NHS Test and Trace Guidance:
If staff or students have been asymptomatic but gone for a test (because they have been in close contact etc) and they get a negative result, then they CANNOT return until the end of their 14 day self-isolation period.
If staff or students have been symptomatic and received a negative result they CAN return immediately. They will only need to self-isolate if:
- they have been traced as a contact of someone who tested positive (including through school)
- someone they live with tests positive
- they get new symptoms of coronavirus (they will need a new test)
- they are going into hospital in the next 14 days (self-isolate until the date you go in).
Otherwise, they can return to school / work if they have not had a high temperature for 48 hours and feel well.