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Newsletter 07/09/20

Coronavirus – Correspondence from Jason Leith for parents and carers

 


 


 

Face Coverings in Schools

Newsletter 24th August 2020

Ullapool Primary Parent Council

The Ullapool Primary Parent Council are looking for new members!  

If anyone would like to join – especially parents of our Nursery and Infant classes – please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

There will be a virtual AGM on Thursday 27th at 7pm

 

A message from NHS Highland

This message comes from NHS Highland with the approval of The Highland Council:

 

We are aware that positive cases of Covid-19 can cause some local anxiety in the community. Please be reassured that our Health Protection Team is working closely with colleagues within the Highland Council to continually monitor the situation in Highland. Guidance has been provided to teachers in all our schools regarding any incidence of Covid-19 or similar symptoms within the school community.

 

Pupils and staff should not attend school if any symptoms develop. Please inform the school.

 

The key message is don’t go to school or work if you are ill

 

For most people, Covid-19 will be a mild illness. If you develop symptoms you should remain self-isolating at home for 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared, even if this takes you over the 14 day period currently advised.

 

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform. In the event that you develop symptoms, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

 

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

 

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

 

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

 

Do

  • 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

 

Please also follow the five rules that are highlighted in the national FACTS campaign –

 

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places indoors or outdoors
  • Clean your hands regularly and remember to clean hard surfaces that you might be touching
  • Two metre physical distancing remains in place – this is especially important at the school gates when dropping off or collecting your children.
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of Covid19 – a cough, a temperature, or a loss of, or change in your sense of taste or smell

 

There is evidence of increasing transmission across Scotland. Covid19 is still here and it is important that everyone takes responsibility and follows the national guidance to keep them and others safe. Everyone in Highland, Argyll and Bute has a role to play to keep the number of positive cases as low as possible.

 

 

Flu Jags

Dear Parents,

Flu campaign letters have been handed out today to all P1-7 pupils.  Please return completed forms as soon as possible as they will be returned to the Child Health Department next week.

Thanks

£250 School Age Payment

Newsletter 18 August 2020