As we learn to live safely with COVID-19, the actions we need to take to help reduce the spread have been updated by the UK Health Security Agency, and can be found by clicking here.
The guidance states the following:
If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to come to school.
If your child has a high temperature they MUST stay at home, and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can come back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough.
If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day, they took the test. The risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower after 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature.
If your child lives with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result, they SHOULD continue to come to school.
The school will continue to carry out the following safety measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19, and other respiratory infections:
- 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.