Team Gomer wish you a very happy and safe Christmas and hope you do not have to make use of the information in this letter. However, it is important you know what to do in the first week of the holidays if your child tests positive for COVID-19. 

Track and Trace arrangements The updated DfE guidance focuses on track and trace arrangements for the school Christmas holidays. This ‘quick guide’ is helpful and we ask that you keep it to hand for the first week of the holiday.  Please see below.

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We ask that you contact us immediately if your child tests positive for COVID-19 having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school by using our absence app at:  Gomer Junior School   

The school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.  The school will, in this situation, make contact with each family where a child is identified as a close contact. This is most likely to be a whole Bubble. 

This means if your child attends school on the last day of term, Thursday 17 December, please contact us if they test positive having developed symptoms on December 18 (Friday) or December 19 (Saturday).  In the ‘Absence Reason’ box, on the app via the link above, please tell us when you had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Quick Guide  

(Please note there will not be a phone facility available through the Christmas holiday.)


My child attended school on the last day Thursday December 17
My child attended school on Wednesday 16 December (but not the last day)

Contact NHS
Contact school
Gomer Junior School  
Symptoms develop Friday December 18
Symptoms develop Saturday December 19
Symptoms develop Thursday 17
Symptoms develop Friday 18
Positive test result
(you might receive the result on any day from December 18 to 23)
Positive test result
Do not contact school
Contact NHS and follow their track and trace advice
Symptoms develop on December 20 or later

Positive test result
Symptoms develop on December 19 or later
Positive test result

Do not contact school 
Symptoms develop on December 20 or later
Negative test result
Symptoms develop on December 19 or later
Negative test result

We will be closely monitoring the school enquiry email account through the first six days of the holidays, and will be responding as appropriate.

Thank you again for your support through this term and we wish you and your family a healthy and a very happy Christmas.