Temporary closure of Discovery College for two days

Dear Parents

We are aware that Discovery College is closing for two days from tomorrow as a parent of one of their students has tested positive for COVID-19.  Our understanding is that the individual runs a local studio in Discovery Bay and we are following up to see if any of our school community may have attended classes at ‘The Beat.’

If you or your children are patrons of ‘The Beat’, we ask that you follow the advice that ‘The Beat’ has communicated to you, which is that you are recommended to get a precautionary COVID-19 test if you are experiencing any symptoms. If you receive a COVID-19 test please remain at home until you have confirmation of a negative result.

We are monitoring the situation closely but in the meantime we ask that parents increase their vigilance and monitor their children’s health closely.

Please keep your child at home if they exhibit any common cold symptoms and they should only return to school 48 hours after their symptoms have subsided.

Anyone with a fever, respiratory symptoms (cough, breathing difficulties) and/or loss of sense of taste/smell should consult a doctor prior to returning to school.

Please continue to ensure your children continue to perform regular hand hygiene and ensure they wear a fresh mask daily. If reusable masks are used, they should be washed every day.

The school is continuing to carry out a deep cleaning routine throughout the school day, and we are also enforcing the necessary social distance protocols including mask wearing, hand sanitising and plastic screens. 

We do not at this time have any indication that anyone in our school community is directly affected.  You should also be reassured that the remaining test results for the students in the three affected Primary classes were negative as expected and we are very happy to be welcoming those students back into school tomorrow. 

We will continue to keep you informed of any further developments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Kind regards

Pam Cassidy
Deputy Head of Early Years