BRAC is currently closed. We have had several confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst staff members and majority of the staff team are now self-isolating. We are in contact with and taking advice from the Department of Education and Public Health England.
If your child is in Reception & Year 1 and attended BRAC from the 19th-23rd October you should have received an isolation note informing you of the requirement to self-isolate your child for 14 days from the last point of contact they had with BRAC. Please contact us asap if you are in this group and have not recieved the isolation letter.
If your child is in Year 2 and attended BRAC on Friday 23rd October Afterschool Club you should have received an isolation note informing you of the requirement to self-isolate your child for 14 days until the 6th November. Please contact us asap if you are in this group and have not recieved the isolation letter
Please read the general guidance letter found below if you have not already done so.
- Clarification on who needs to Isolate
If your child is in Reception and Year 1 and attended BRAC between the 19th – 23rd October then they are required to self isolate.
If your child is in Year 2 and was at BRAC on Friday 23rd Afterschool Club ONLY.
If your child is in another year group or was not in last week they do not need to isolate.
- Does my child’s sibling need to isolate?
We have been advised that at this point no other household members would need to isolate, unless of course anyone in the household displays symptoms. If anyone does show symptoms please arrange to get that person tested as soon as possible and follow the guidance issued in the first emails.
- Why is the time frame for Reception and Yr1’s potential contact across a whole week?
We have had two confirmed cases, both results received Monday, and we have been told by PHE to track back 48hours before symptoms were experienced. One staff member isolated and got tested after experiencing symptoms in the middle of the week, the other on Saturday. Which means we have to count everyday of the week as a potential contact period.
- When will BRAC be open again?
We will remain closed until at least the 9th November. At the moment this is dependent on staffing and if anyone else shows any symptoms whilst self-isolating. We will keep you all updated as soon as we have a definitive date. As you may know we are currently closed as Playscheme has been cancelled whilst the building undergoes deep cleaning.
- What do I do if my child starts showing symptoms?
If your child or any other member of your household shows symptoms they must remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
If your child has a confirmed positive test it is important you contact BRAC via email to tell us. We may need to take additional action depending on the last point of contact your child had with BRAC.