As many of you will be aware from reports in the media, the number of COVID-19 cases amongst school children in Suffolk has risen significantly in recent weeks. Whilst we haven’t had any reported cases at Melton since we returned in September, it is important we don’t get complacent. We are maintaining our procedures in school, including increased cleaning, handwashing and ventilation.
We also ask that all families take a cautious approach. If your child is unwell, please do not send them in to school. If they are showing any of the common symptoms of COVID-19: high temperature, a new cough or a loss or change to taste and smell, then please arrange for a PCR test before they return to school.
However, anecdotal reports from other local schools indicate sickness as a common early symptom of COVID-19 amongst children. Although not all children who have been sick have returned a positive result, we would like families to arrange a PCR test if your child is sick before they return to school.
By continuing to be vigilant and working together, we can all help to keep our community safer. Thank you for your continued support.
Alun Davies (Headteacher)