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Information for pupils in Classes M2 & M7

To all Parents/Carers of Pupils in Class M2 & Class M7


12 October 2020


Following on from the letter sent home yesterday we are writing to inform you that we have made the decision for the Y1 bubble tor remain closed for the rest of this week.


This decision has been made with the health and safety of the children in mind, as we do not have enough members of school staff (teachers and teaching assistants) available to cover the classes and also would not have sufficient first aid trained staff.


Children in classes M2 & M7 do not need to self-isolate.


During this period your child should access the Home Learning via the school website


Please note that the Meadow Lane site office will be closed all week therefore if your call is urgent please contact the Cator Lane site on 0115 9138558 or email

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and 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 or by calling 119. 


All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.


Further information is available at:


The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.



If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.


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, 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.




The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:


  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.


If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the website at If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.


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



Further Information

Further information is available at



Yours sincerely

Jo Revill