Renfrewshire Council

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde letter to parents at St James' Primary School, Renfrew - 19 August 2020

Letter sent by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to parents at St James' Primary School in Renfrew, 19 August 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 Renfrew.

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

Test and Protect staff are now contacting all those identified as contacts. All close contacts are being advised to self-isolate and being given appropriate advice and support. The school will work with parents and carers to minimise the disruption to learning from those pupils who require to self-isolate.

Robust control measures are in place at the school, and there is currently no evidence of transmission within the school itself. Apart from those who are identified as contacts (all of whom will be individually contacted by the Test and Protect Team), all other pupils and staff can continue to attend as normal. This includes siblings of those identified as contacts, who can keep coming to school, unless they, or anyone else in the household develop symptoms.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the general advice currently in place for everyone: If you or your child develop symptoms of COVID19 the symptomatic person should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible. You 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 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 from NHS Inform website.

Yours sincerely

Dr Catriona Milosevic

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Wednesday 19 August 2020