Update 17/12/20

Dear Parent/Carer,

Covid-19 Arrangements over Christmas and New Year

In order to ensure we are able to support families who may test positive over Christmas and New Year, we have put in place arrangements that will allow us to work with Health Protection Lothian to identify potential close contacts in schools. In order for this to be most effective, we are asking you to support us.

ALL SCHOOL SETTINGS (Early Years, Primary, Special and Secondary)

  • Please report any absence to your child’s school so we can keep our records up to date
  • If your child is symptomatic with any of the following symptoms, please do not send them to school
    • a new continuous cough.
      • A new continuous cough is where you have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour have had three or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours and are coughing more than usual.
    • and/or a fever/high temperature
      • A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery
  • During the school holidays, if your child has had a positive test result for Covid-19 please call 0131 200 2000 to let us know. 


As your child(ren) is in the same class or bubble the school will share attendance information with the Health Protection Team so they can identify and notify close contacts.  Your child(ren) does not need to do anything further.

Thank you for your continued support

City of Edinburgh Council

Update 14/12/20

Due to multiple positive cases in school many different pupils are self isolating. the school will contact you individually about your child’s return date.

If you have not heard by 2pm on Monday 14th December please call the school on 0131 343 6116.

Please remember that you must be symptom free for 48 hours before returning to school. This applies even if your self isolation date is earlier.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


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