Current advice on school attendance for children and staff members
The following advice must be followed.
If you have these symptoms, however mild, –
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
If you have one of these symptoms, however mild –
- Stay at home, book a PCR test and do not leave the house until you receive your results.
- If the results are negative, resume normal life.
- If the results are positive, you must self-isolate for 10 days and follow the advice of NHS test and trace.
- All your close contacts need to arrange a PCR test. Unless the PCR test comes back positive, there is no need to self-isolate if
- you are fully vaccinated
- you are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
- you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
- For people within the above groups, you do not need to self-isolate whilst waiting for your PCR results.
- For those who do not fall into those groups, you need to self-isolate for 10 days from contact with the positive case and follow the advice of NHS test and trace.
As soon as you have symptoms, you must arrange for a test.
If your test is negative isolation can end and you can return to your normal activities.
To reduce the spread of the virus, please follow these guidelines
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
If you have any concerns, please contact school . We will try our hardest to answer your questions.
What to do if your child is ill
Before Covid-19, children came down with a multitude of different illnesses. The attached chart is to help you know what to do if your child becomes unwell for any reason.