COVID Case Year 5

13 January 2022 Categories Junior

Dear Parents,

We would like to inform you that we have just received information about a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Campion School in Year 5BRD

The last day the infected person was in school was Thursday 13th January 2022 (today). It should be noted that the infected person presented a negative rapid test on Wednesday but was positive first with a self-test and then confirmed with a rapid test on Thursday evening (13th January). The person concerned will be in quarantine for at least 5 days.

The pupils associated with this case are all of Year 5.

Campion School enables the “close contact protocol” for the whole year group as classes are taught in mixed groups for different subjects.

Accordingly, if  your child was in school yesterday or today they should:

Consequently, your child should have with them the relevant certificate (Vaccination/recovery Certificate-if applicable and Test Certificate) tomorrow and on Monday and Tuesday this coming week, they will be checked by their class teacher. We appreciate that it will be extremely difficult for most families to obtain a Rapid test before school, and given that all Year 5 pupils presented a negative Rapid test today (Thursday), we will accept either a Rapid or Self-test on Friday morning.

We strongly advise you to carry out the extended testing procedure as above.

Please keep us informed should your child test positive.

The school can provide the pupils with an official paper, in order for them to have the rapid tests for free in a public hospital or EODY testing area  (https://eody.gov.gr/komy-testing-eody/) and the self-tests that they need in addition to those the pharmacies are providing for free for the five days of testing. If you require this paper please email Ms Thiveou.

Please note in accordance with EODY’s Guidelines and Gazette’s (FEK) Regulations, we fully expect your child to be in school, unless they have a positive test or are unwell.  Online work will not be set.

Deep cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed locations at Campion have been completed, according to EODY’s and Ministry of Health and Education guidelines.

We would like to remind you the most common symptoms of Covid-19 infections are cough, fever and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat and fatigue are also common. Symptoms usually develop between 2-7 days after last exposure. Therefore, the advice from EODY and Campion is:

  • Monitoring your child for symptoms and performing temperature checks and Covid-19 tests as described above for 7 days.

  • Consult with your child’s physician for evaluation and need for additional testing if your child develops symptoms.

We ask everyone to continue to take the necessary precautions to remain healthy.

Due to medical privacy laws, we are unable to release the names of the infected individual with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work through unprecedented challenges.

Please contact the nurse if you need further guidance regarding the expected testing protocols.

Mike Henderson                   Judi Korakaki                  Konstantina Konstantopoulou

Headmaster                          Head of Juniors               School Nurse