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COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Your child MUST NOT come to school if they have symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild.

  • The main symtoms of Coronavirus are: 

    • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
    • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 
    • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • You must arrange for a PCR test and they must REMAIN AT HOME. Your child should only stop isolating if they test negative.

  • Your child must NOT come to school while they have symptoms and waiting for a COVID-19 Test result.
  • If a child displays symptoms at school, we will send them home. 

For more information please read: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ 

The NHS has provided a symptoms checker at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.


STAY AT HOME GUIDANCE FOR CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 18 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

  • Children under the age of 18 years and 6 months are NOT required to self isolate if they live in the same household as someone with symtoms of COVID-19, or with someone who has tested positive, or they are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
  • If a child has been identified as being a close contact by NHS test and trace they will be advised to take a PCR test. While waiting for the test result the child SHOULD NOT isolate and SHOULD ATTEND school.
  • Children who are aged under 5 years old who are identified as close contacts will only be advised to take a PCR test if the positive case is in their own household.

CONTROL MEASURES

The school will continue to carry out the following safety measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19:

  • Regular handwashing and hand sanitising.
  • All pupils are reminded about practising good respiratory hygiene (“Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”).
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place.
  • Classrooms and workspaces are kept well ventilated.