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cerebral palsy and school

colette65 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2020 in Cerebral palsy
hi looking for some advice
My grandson has cerebral palsy and is in mainstream school 
There has been a positive covid test in the year below 
Do i keep him home and shield him


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,418 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Shielding has ended for everyone that was most at risk. The school should have completed a risk assessment and contacted your grandsons parents. Once this was completed they will have determined if there was any risk to your grandson.

    The same thing happened to my daughter in her school just after she returned in September, actually it was in the first couple of days. I was contacted by letter to fully explain the situation and after completion of the risk assessment it was decided that there was no risk at all to my daughter and she was able to return to school as normal.

    If his parents have any concerns they school contact his school head teacher.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,659

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    Hello @colette65 and welcome to the community :) 
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

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    Hi @colette65
    Good to meet you. Year groups are split into 'bubbles' and as long as the child isn't in your grandson's bubble then he should be okay to be in school.
    The school should have undertaken a full risk assessment and written to parents advising of the current situation and the next steps. 
    If you have any worries, your first contact should be the headteacher
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @colette65. :)

  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @colette65
                             How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. I can see some of the members on the community have answered your question including our wonderful Specialist Information Officer for CP @Richard_Scope. I hope you have found the information provided useful but please, if you have any other questions, do ask and we will try to answer. There are many lovely people here on the community and we all support one another. Thank you


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