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Attendance: COVID19 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please be advised of the following information, which has been included in a document entitled ‘Learn Safe Parent & Pupil Guidance’. This document was uploaded to the school website on the 22nd July in preparation for the full return of school in September. I would advise that you read this guidance in full, but would also direct you to the following important piece of information:

If you or your child feel unwell then please do not come to school

More information is being discovered in regards to the signs and symptoms of Covid-19 all the time. As advised yesterday additional symptoms in children that may now be an indicator of Covid-19 include sickness and diarrhoea. It is far better for the school community as a whole that if parents, children or anyone in their household feels unwell that they stay away from school and take advice in regards to being tested for the coronavirus.

As a school we are taking every precaution in order to lower the risk of children and staff being infected with coronavirus, but you must also play your part in this. Failure to do so will result in staff and children being sent home where this could be avoided.

I include the following information for you also to read:

1 - Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has a COVID-19 infection:

  • cough
  • temperature 
  • loss of smell and/or taste

If anyone in your household is experiencing any of the above symptoms or they are diagnosed with COVID-19, then you must not bring your child to school and your child must remain away from school for a minimum of 14 days.

All children over the age of five now have access to a COVID-19 test if they display the symptoms of coronavirus and are encouraged to get tested. Children should then self-isolate for 7 days and their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days.

Should the test be negative, children can return to school and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation.

If a child has the symptoms, how does a parent access the test?

Wider testing for the public is now available for all people aged over 5 years of age with symptoms. Please direct parents to the national guidance below. The local testing site is based at the Middleton Arena.


Please be overly cautious and keep children at home if there is any concern that your child or a member of your household has been exposed to the virus. If any child or staff member has been into school in the 7 days preceding display of their first COVID-19 symptom and tested positive for COVID-19, the rest of their group and teacher will be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. If a teacher has been in contact with more than one group, all groups are advisd to self isolate for 14 days.

Kind regards,

Jackie Cooke


Please see the link below which can provide advice and support for parents and young people: 

: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/coronavirus/support-for-parents-families-and-young-people/frequently-asked-questions/


If any parent requires a paper copy of any of the documents on our website, please contact the office on  0161 643 0753,  or 
e mail:  office@middletonparishce.rochdale.sch.uk and we will be happy to oblige. 

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Middleton Parish CE Primary School

Springfield Road, Middleton
Manchester M24 5DL

Tel: 0161 643 0753
Fax: 0161 643 0753

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