Sunday 13th June 2021
Message from Anne Purcell and NHS Lothian
We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.
Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate and asked to have a test for COVID-19. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.
An update via email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete. If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.
If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.
Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.
If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.
Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.
Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.
Nursery, P1 & P2
Parents/carers in Nursery, P1 & P2 can drop their child off at their classroom/Nursery. Parents/carers must then leave the playground immediately. Parents/ carers must physically distance at all times and leave school doors clear.
For now, parents/carers are not allowed into the playground in the morning. Staff will supervise the gate and will help any pupils that need support to get to their class. Appropriate signage will be in place to direct children to their classroom.
P1 – P2
Parents/carers can enter the playground from 2.40pm (12.05pm on a Friday) and physically distance outside their child’s class. Children will be handed over to parents/carers. Parents/carers must leave the school grounds immediately.
P3 – P4
Parents/carers can enter the playground from 3.10pm (12.20pm on a Friday) to collect their child from outside their child’s classroom (or pupils can make their own way home if you let us know this is the case). While waiting, parents/carers must physically distance from other adults, at all times.
P5 – P7
At the end of the day, pupils can go home independently or meet parents/carers outside the school gates. Parents/carers must physically distance from other adults.
Staff will be in the playground to help and support children and families at the start and end of the school day.
A one way system for the gate into the Echline estate will be in operation from Monday 24th August.
Parents who are permitted into the playground should enter by the gate closest to the hill (where the slide is located) and exit via the gate near the nursery.
Please wait if the path is busy and you are unable to maintain 2m physical distancing. This will be kept under continual review and further changes will be made if necessary.
Please exit the playground as soon as your child has entered the building.
For information about the services for children, young people and families provided by the City of Edinburgh Council visit the Bright Futures blog.