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COVID-19 Information

updated 02 September 2021

 

COVID-19 Measures

If your child has typical cold symptoms e.g. a blocked or runny nose, sore throat or headache they do not need to be tested for COVID-19.  They may come to school if they are well enough.  Children with vomiting or diarrhoea should not attend school until 48 hours after the last episode.

 

HOWEVER, if your child or any member of your family has a high temperature (37.8ºC or above); a new continuous cough or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours, or a loss or change to taste or smell, then they should stay at home and you should      arrange for a COVID-19 PCR test for the person showing symptoms.  A home test Lateral Flow negative result is not    sufficient if your child has symptoms—you should still arrange for a PCR test to be done. They should not return to school until they have had a negative test result or 10 days have passed since the first symptoms appeared.

 

Please phone the school office every day your child is off school, to update us on your status.

 

To book at test go to:           https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name

For more information on COVID-19 go to:     https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/   

                           or     https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

updated 24 September 2021

 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, you should stay at home and self-isolate. From 16 August, if you are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months you will not be required to self-isolate if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

 

 

Guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to know:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

The updated guidance can be found here:

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

  

 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 
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