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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde letter to parents at St James' Primary School in Paisley - 18 September 2020

Letter sent by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to parents at St James' Primary School in Paisley, 18 September 2020

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Dear Parent or Carer,

I am writing to let you know that our Test and Protect team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at St James' Primary School in Paisley.  

Working closely with the school and local authority, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has carried out a careful risk assessment to establish a list of close contacts within the school. 

All close contacts are being advised to self-isolate as a precaution and being given appropriate advice and support. The school will work with parents and carers to minimise the disruption to learning for those pupils who need to self-isolate. 

Robust control measures are in place at the school, and there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself. If you do not receive a further letter from Public Health then your child or children can continue to go to school as normal.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the general advice currently in place for everyone: If anyone in your household develops symptoms of COVID19 the symptomatic person should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible. Everyone else in the household should also stay at home if someone you live with or someone in your extended household has symptoms. The symptoms include: 

  • a high temperature or fever 

  • a new continuous cough 

  • a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste. 

I would also like to remind all pupils and their parents of the vital importance of continuing to observe the rules on physical distancing and other measures to prevent infection such as regular handwashing. 

Further information on COVID-19 including on what to do if you develop symptoms and how to access a test is available from NHS Inform

Frequently Asked Questions for schools are available at NHS - FAQs

Yours faithfully 

Linda de Caestecker 

Director of Public Health 
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Friday 18 September 2020