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Dd teacher being tested for covid

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Mrspimplepopper · 05/10/2020 11:21

Message from school this morning to say dd teacher is isolating for 14 days due to a close family member testing positive.

Dd is off school today unwell with something unrelated. Should I send her back to school tomorrow? Apparently the kids are gonna be in school and will taught by the teacher but remotely from tomorrow.

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Mrspimplepopper · 05/10/2020 11:22

Sorry pressed send too soon

I've asked to keep dd at home and to join the remote learning....

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Dominicgoings · 05/10/2020 11:24

Follow the schools advice.

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Looneytune253 · 05/10/2020 11:25

If the potentially infected teacher isn't there then send your child in. Sounds like she wasn't poorly/symptomatic anyway? Just isolating as a close contact.

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PurpleDaisies · 05/10/2020 11:27

If your daughter is well, send her to school.

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PurpleDaisies · 05/10/2020 11:29

The teacher won’t be being tested for covid unless they have symptoms.

Are you planning on keeping your daughter off for the full two weeks the teacher will be off?

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WhatHaveIFound · 05/10/2020 11:31

I'd send your child in if the teacher isn't there. My DD has Covid and we're all self isolating in the same house and haven't managed to catch it so I think your DD will be safe in school now.

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User0ne · 05/10/2020 13:27

PurpleDaisies is wrong: teachers are able to book tests if they have been a close contact of a confirmed Covid case. Whether she can actually get a test is another matter.

If she does have Covid there's a good chance it's been passed on to some of the kids. Only you can judge your families appetite for risk.

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PurpleDaisies · 05/10/2020 14:29

It wouldn’t affect whether they had to quarantine for the two weeks if the contact were positive @User0ne.

A test in those circumstances would be pointless.

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MJMG2015 · 05/10/2020 14:33

Given the teacher is off, then I'm not sure why you wouldn't send her in? What do you feel the risk is now?

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