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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde letter to parents at Gleniffer High School - 14 October 2020

Letter sent by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to parents/carers at Gleniffer High School - 14 October 2020

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Dear Parent/Carer

I have previously made you aware our Test and Protect team was carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing at Gleniffer High School. We have since identified a further case and I am writing to reassure you of the actions that have been taken.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public Health have worked closely with the school and local authority to identify all close contacts within the school. All contacts are being contacted and advised to self-isolate as a precaution.

All other pupils should return to school after the October break on Tuesday 20 October if they are well, unless they have been asked to self-isolate.

Environmental Health Officers have provided additional input to the school and robust control measures are in place to ensure appropriate cleaning and social distancing. We will continue to monitor the situation and take any further action that is required.

If anyone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 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. A test is only required if you have symptoms of Covid-19. 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 social 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 here - NHS Inform - Coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions for schools are available at NHSGGC - Coronavirus FAQs.

Yours faithfully,

Linda de Caestecker

Director of Public Health
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Wednesday 14 October 2020