Health Protection Duty Room
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street
8th December 2020
Dear Parent / Guardian,
RE: Confirmed COVID-19 case in Rosemount Primary and Nursery School, Derry
The Public Health Agency has been notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Rosemount Primary and Nursery School, Derry community. The Public Health Agency has worked with the school principal to undertake a risk assessment to identify if any people who have been in close contact with the case. In this case no close contacts have been identified in the school setting.
General advice for the wider public is that the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are
recent onset of:
If your child, or anyone in your household, develops any of these symptoms, your whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. Testing for all symptomatic individuals in Northern Ireland can be booked at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test. When the result is known further advice will be available.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill
For further information, please see the Public Health Agency website
https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus or contact NHS 111. If your child
feels unwell and you are worried about their symptoms or about anyone else in the home,
please contact your GP.
Dr Joanne McClean
Consultant in Public Health Medicine