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Coronavirus Guidance

Coronavirus Guidance

We would like to remind all parents and carers of the importance of continuing to follow the guidance regarding COVID-19 to protect our entire school community and the NHS:

  •  If any member of your household displays Covid-like symptoms then all members of your household must immediately self-isolate at home and the person with symptoms must be tested.
  1. All children must remain at home while waiting for the test results to be issued, they should not attend school or go outside of the family home during this time. If any member of the household tests positive, then all children must self-isolate for 10 days.
  2. If your child has had close contact with someone outside of school that has tested positive then they must self-isolate for 10 days from their last point of contact with that person.

If all parents and carers follow these rules then the number of instances of children having to self-isolate will be greatly reduced.

 

Please see below a summary of guidance issued by the DfE and Public Health England regarding Coronavirus:

What to do if…

Action needed

Return to school when…

…my child has coronavirus symptoms

 

  • A Persistent Cough and/or
  • A High Temperature and/or
  • Loss of taste and/or sense of smell (Anosmia)
  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school to immediately advise us of a possible case
  • Get tested
  • Inform school of test result
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

…the test comes back negative and if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus (COVID-19), they can stop self-isolating and return to school.

If no test is available, return to school after self-isolating for 10 days.

… my child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Contact school immediately to advise of confirmed case
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

… they feel better. They can return to school after the 10 day isolation period, even if they still have a cough or loss of sense of smell or taste (anosmia). This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone.

…somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Household member to get tested
  • Inform school immediately of test result
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

… the member of the household tests negative.

If no test is available, return to school after self-isolating for 10 days.

…somebody in my household tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

…your child/children have completed 10 days isolation

…NHS Test and Trace or Public Health England has identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms or a confirmed case of coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 10 days or as instructed on communication received
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

…your child has completed 10 days isolation or until the date indicated on communications received

…we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a quarantine period

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Keep in regular contact with school 

…the 10 days quarantine period has been completed

…we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

  • Do not come to school
  • Keep in regular contact with school

 

…restrictions have been lifted and shielding is paused again