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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Covid Guidance

11th Jan 2022

As you may be aware the number of Covid cases within our school and wider community is increasing.  Children who have tested positive have had sore heads and in some cases vomiting. We have been made aware that the lateral flow test can be slower at identifying positive cases.

For the next few weeks it is really important to err on the side of caution, if you suspect your child may have symptoms please book a PCR test straight away and isolate until the result is known. 

Children who are close contacts (someone at home has tested positive) are advised to isolate and take a lateral flow device (LFD) test as soon as possible. Children will find it difficult to isolate from a parent who has tested positive but it's important that positive cases at home isolate from family members who have tested positive. 

If this is negative you can stop isolating but should continue to take daily lateral flow tests until the tenth day after the last date of contact with the positive case.

The lateral flow should ideally be taken before you leave the house for the first time each day.

If any lateral flow test is positive, you should isolate immediately. You no longer need to book a PCR test.

If at any time- you develop symptoms, you should isolate immediately and book a PCR even if the lateral flow test is negative.

Please see the NI Direct website for more information. NI Direct Covid