Symptoms to look out for
Anyone displaying the following symptoms should stay at home and must not enter the school premises:
We advise that everyone remains vigilant for the above symptoms and avoids exposure to anyone who is displaying these symptoms and/or has tested positive for coronavirus.
When to self-isolate
Anyone who is unwell with any of the symptoms outlined above and/or tests positive for coronavirus will need to self-isolate for the next 10 days. If they do not have symptoms, but are living with someone who does, they will need to self-isolate for the next 14 days. Those who need to self-isolate must not enter the school premises until the necessary self-isolation period has ended.
Those who have been exposed to somebody with symptoms of coronavirus do not need to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms themselves or test positive for coronavirus.
What to do if you need to self-isolate
You must notify the school that your child needs to self-isolate and how long they will need to self-isolate for. Contact the school office as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01773 712128).
If symptoms are present, staying off school for a day or two is not enough. As soon as the symptoms are discussed with us (coughs and temperatures) then a test will need to take place. You can get your child tested for coronavirus via self-referral if they are displaying symptoms or live with someone who is displaying symptoms. Your child must not come to school if they need to self-isolate.
You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms. You must notify the school office of the result of your child’s test as soon as possible.
When to return to school
If your child has been unable to attend school due to displaying symptoms of coronavirus, they can come back to school after 10 days of self-isolation, or if they test negative for coronavirus. If your child has been unable to attend because someone in your household has tested positive for coronavirus or displayed symptoms, but they do not develop symptoms, they can come back to school after 14 days.
Contacting the school
You will need to contact the school as soon as possible in the following circumstances:
Please contact the school office should you have any concerns or queries about the information outlined in this letter.
How to help reduce the spread of infection
It is important that everyone in our school community does what they can to help reduce the spread of coronavirus to protect themselves and others. Please remember that it is possible to spread coronavirus even if symptoms are not present.
Please ensure you and others in your household consider the following actions whenever possible: