COVID-19 Updates

Year Group Status

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Seasonal Illness

We know that some parents/carers are concerned about sending their child to school with a cold during the current C19 pandemic. Please be reassured that if your child has symptoms of the usual winter bugs e.g. runny nose or sore throat but DOES NOT have any Covid symptoms listed then they can still go to school providing they are well enough to do so. 

Remember, the main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – taken with a thermometer reading above 38◦
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different from normal.

Please help us in school by talking with your son/daughter about the need for good hand and respiratory hygiene. Young people may also need to be reminded more frequently about the Rule of Six and Hand – Face – Space

When should my child stay at home?

What to do if….

Action Needed….

Return to school when….

My child has COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days or until negative test result.
  • Get a COVID-19 test.
  • Inform school immediately of result.
  • Test result is negative

My child tests positive for COVID-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate for 10 days.
  • Members of your family and support bubble must isolate for 14 days even if they have a negative test result.
  • Inform school immediately of result.
  • Not before 10 days.
  • Even if they have cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last several weeks after the infection has gone.

Someone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate whole household for 14 days.
  • Household member to get COVID-19 test.
  • Inform school immediately of result.
  • Test result is negative.

Someone in household tests positive for

COVID-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate the household for 14 days.
  • Child has completed 14 days self-isolation and not developed symptoms.

NHS Test and Trace has identified child as close contact of confirmed COVID-19 case.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Child completed 14 days self-isolation and not developed symptoms.

Child has travelled abroad and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Quarantine period of 14 days completed and not developed symptoms.