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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Full School Closure 23 - 29th November inclusive.

St Mary’s Primary school in Credenhill has closed due to the pressures caused by COVID-19 on staffing.

Herefordshire’s public health team are working closely with the school and swift action has been taken to reduce the risk of transmission. 

Rates of COVID-19 are high in Herefordshire.  We encourage everyone to take steps to prevent the spread - regular testing using rapid lateral flow tests (LFD) for people who don’t have symptoms including testing before going into busy, crowded situations or visiting somebody who is vulnerable, wearing a face covering in crowded areas and keeping socially distanced.

It is vitally important for people to stay vigilant for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  We would like to remind parents not to send their child to school if they are unwell and have any of the identified coronavirus symptoms.  Anyone who has a fever, persistent dry cough, or loss or change in their sense of taste or smell should stay at home and call 119 or go online to arrange a PCR test.  Children with symptoms should not attend school while waiting for a PCR result.

If your child (or anyone in your family) tests positive for COVID-19, it is important to respond to NHS Test and Trace and provide details of close contacts.  This will enable those that are required to self-isolate to do so quickly, and close contacts who are not required to self-isolate to be informed and asked to get a PCR test as soon as possible. Due to the high likelihood of household transmission, we are additionally advising parents to keep children who are a household contact of a positive case off school until they have had a PCR test and then do daily LFD tests.