Tollcross Primary School

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Positive Covid Case

Message from Lynn Brand Head Teacher / Head of Centre and NHS Lothian,

 

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance. 

 

Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate and asked to have a test for COVID-19. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice. 

 

An update via email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete. If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly. 

 

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s 

existing arrangements for your child. 

 

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. 

 

The school is safe and remains open. 

 

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website http://www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. 

 

 

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms. 

 

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19. 

 

For further information you may find this FAQs useful https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

 

Best wishes, 

 

Lynn Brand

Head Teacher


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Community Covid Testing

Dear Tollcross Families,

 

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh.

 

You can come along to Fountainbridge Library from Monday 31 May to Sunday 6 June. We’re open from 9am to 6pm. Testing is free, fast and safe. There’s no need to book and it will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results.

 

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119. 

 

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

 

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting


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Dress up as your favourite number for Number Day!9️⃣1️⃣2️⃣4️⃣🔟5️⃣7️⃣

We are having some creative numeracy fun this Friday for Number Day. Pupils will design, create and make their ‘favourite number outfit’ in class this week. We will be having a special Numeracy Assembly 🌈 to celebrate, do some numeracy challenges and have a look at everyone’s creative ideas! Looking forward to it, happy crafting!