As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.
Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.
These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a COVID-19 test. Appropriate guidance and advice have been given.
If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.
Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.
If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.
Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.
Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.
For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful :
Derek Law (Head Teacher)
NHS Lothian have produced these videos on self-isolation and support in multiple community languages.
Welcome back everyone! Please remember not to arrive too early for school to avoid congestion on the pavements around the school. P1 and 2 parents, please come into the playground, let your child line up and then leave. P3-7 parents, your child can come straight into the playground and will be supported in their bubbles by staff so you can leave straight away too. Everyone has made a fabulous start and we are so happy to all be back together! Thank you all for your support.
Please find below useful links to resources re: Covid 19 including information about what would happen if we had a confirmed positive case in school and useful graphics to understand isolation within a family.
Please see below a helpful list of answers to FAQs for parents and carers
So here we are at then end of the school year. The strangest end to a school year we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for all of the photos that have been sent to me over the course of the lockdown. They have brought a smile to my face and I hope have made you all feel connected. Take some time to look at our wonderful community! We can’t wait to see you in August and hope you have a safe, healthy and happy holiday. You all rock!
Just a selection of the many amazing book characters that were walking the halls of Craiglockhart today! From Fantastic Mr Fox, Kipper, The Snail and the Whale and Paddington to Mr Law as John Darling from Peter Pan, everyone has enjoyed sharing their favourite characters and stories. A huge ‘well done’ to our brilliant House Captains who led wonderful, book inspired, assemblies for their houses this morning. Happy reading everyone!
As part of the 75th anniversary of the end of The Holocaust Primary 7A were invited to create ‘peace lanterns’ as part of an art project, with children from another 4 Edinburgh Primary Schools. They created their wonderful lanterns with Mrs Watson our art specialist then attended an event with the other primary schools to hear stories of the holocaust and discuss how they can inspire peace through their actions. The lanterns are now on exhibition at The Scottish Parliament and are a beautiful commemoration and reminder of what we can all do to make the world a more peaceful place.
Huge congratulations to our amazing P6/7 Sportshall Team who have been crowned Edinburgh Champions again for the third year running. It was a tightly fought competition this year but their drive, enthusiasm and dedication all paid off. They are now in training for the East of Scotland Championships in March. Well done everyone and a special thank you to our brilliant coaches Mr Sweet and Mr Huggard who give up so much of their own time for the team. We love this photo…fun and joy in spades!