We want to thank you as parents and carers for your ongoing co-operation and support, to ensure that education and learning continues throughout these difficult times for all of our children and young people in Bolton. Throughout the pandemic response education and childcare settings have taken extraordinary efforts to make sure that environments are covid-safe and have robust systems in place to respond to positive cases of coronavirus within the setting.
As the Directors of Public Health and Children’s Services we wanted to jointly share some information with you to make sure that your family understand what self-isolation is to reduce the spread of the virus, and help you avoid any fixed penalty notices.
People who are asked to self-isolate have been identified as a ‘direct’ or ‘close’ contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. Self-isolation is one of the most important measures to help reduce the spread of the virus. Self-isolating means that the person (or people) identified stay at home. The only people that they will come in to contact with will be other people in their household. A person self-isolating must not:
• leave the house
• go to childcare / school / out of school provision
• attend sports clubs (to watch, train or play)
• go shopping
• go with parents to pick siblings up from school
• go out with friends or family members
• visit places of worship or religious observance
Bolton Council has produced some useful information on self-isolation and what this means for families. This can be accessed on the Councils website: https://www.bolton.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-1/local-restrictions-can-cannot/1