Please find below a letter explaining the changes to contact tracing for children and young people. I hope that this is useful and helps to answer any questions that you may have with regards to recent changes in the procedure. Should you wish to discuss the contents of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please find below a document prepared by NHS Lothian that aims to clarify specific questions and concerns that have been raised by parents and carers over the past few weeks.
I would like to emphasise that a young person should not attend school if they have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms.
- A new, continuous cough and/or
- A fever/ high temperature and/or
- A change or loss in taste and/or smell
Note: A new, continuous cough means coughing for longer than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.
Download: COVID-19 FAQs for parents and carers V2 010920
Resources to support mental health & well-being: https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/
The Pupil Support Leaders continue to be available to support our young people during the school closure. Should any parent/carer or young person wish to speak with their Pupil Support Leader, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This email will be picked up by the pupil support team and contact will be made with you as soon as possible.
Depute Headteacher (Acting)
Dalkeith High School
2 Cousland Road