The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If your child, or anyone in your household develops these symptoms, your whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. When the result is known further advice will be available. Please inform us at school on 0191 6053407 if your child is self-isolating and let us know of any test results as they are returned so that these can be recorded. Thank you.
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things we can all do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
We are carrying out these measures in school too.
Further information is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your child has come into close contact at school with someone who has tested positive we will close the bubble and they all must self-isolate at home for 14 days. They will only need to take a test if they then show any of the symptoms themselves. We will provide work online on our class pages and also post work to your home if this is your preferred method so that your child carries on with their learning. The new Chromebooks that we ordered in October are due to start arriving very soon and we will use these in classes before sending home so that children know how to use them for their home learning.