Unfortunately, we have had 2 confirmed cases of COVID 19 at Victoria School, one a staff member and one a pupil. We have no reason to think that these 2 cases are linked. Both cases have been reported to the Department for Education and Public Health England (West Midlands). We have followed all guidance and the prescribed flowchart for responding to cases of COVID.
Two "bubbles" and one transport route have been closed for the 2 week self-isolation period. All affected families have been notified by phone. All pupils who are unable to attend because of these closures will be provided with remote learning. Thank you to affected families for your understanding.
Everyone in the school community must follow Government guidance and the rules of self and household isolation, remembering to maintain social distancing when possible, using PPE, covering the face and washing hands frequently. No-one with COVID symptoms, awaiting a COVID test or with a positive test result, should come to school, nor should anyone who lives in a household with someone who has symptoms, is awaiting a test or who has had a positive test. Please phone the school if you are unsure about how long you need to isolate for.