St Julians School

POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE IN YEAR 8

UPDATE - Monday 7th June 2021

Isolation of the year group/bubble (excluding the LDC) up to and including Thursday 10th June 2021 with a return date to school of Friday 11th June 2021. 

Students should continue to isolate at home no matter what the result is of any test due to be part of the bubble.


UPDATE - Saturday 5th June 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been notified by the Test Trace and Protect Team in Newport today that the single positive case of COVID 19  in year 8 that we notified you of on Wednesday,  is a possible Variant of Concern (Delta, first identified in India).  They are now requesting that you isolate your child up to and including Wednesday 10th June 2021, extending the 10 day isolation to 14 days. This means your child will now return to school on Thursday 11th June 2021. Work for students will be set through Google Classroom for Tuesday and Wednesday (Monday 8th June is an INSET day).

In addition, the Test Trace and Protect (TTP) Team would like to carry out home testing of all students in year 8 over the weekend. Please see the attached letter from the TTP team which outlines the process and further contact details if you need it.

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Dear Parent/Carer

We have, unfortunately, been notified by Environmental Health this morning of a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in Year 8. 

In line with guidance from Welsh Government, Environmental Health, and Newport City Council, in the event of a positive case in a “contact group”, i.e. a year group, then all students in the year group must self-isolate. This means that students in Year 8 will now need to remain at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the student started to show symptoms, which was Thursday 27th May. 

Year 8 students should now isolate until Sunday 6th June and return to school as planned on Tuesday 8th June (Monday 7th June is an INSET day).

Please continue to be alert for any symptoms of COVID-19: 

  • a new or continuous cough

  • a high temperature

  • a loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if they are mild, you need to book a test for them by phoning 119 or through the online portal: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test. In addition, please follow the school’s process as outlined in this flowchart.

Yours faithfully

Mr. D. Curtis

Headteacher/Pennaeth