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Reminder of Covid process in school

Reminder of the process we have to follow if a child is ill.

Covid symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


If a child (or adult) has Covid symptoms they must self-isolate at home and book a test. The rest of their household must also self-isolate until those results come back. The rest of the household do not need to take a test unless they also have symptoms of their own.


If the result is negative the household doesn't need to self-isolate any more and can go back to school/work immediately. The ill person can return to school/work when they feel well enough.


If the result is positive, the ill person must continue to self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms started or two days before the test was taken if they have no symptoms. The rest of the household must self-isolate for 14 days in case symptoms emerge. They then must book a test if they develop symptoms themselves.


NHS111 are available to give advice and NHS119 is the number to call to book a test.


While your child is isolating they will be sent work to complete at home. This will be via email where possible or we can arrange for it to be posted if this is better for you. Work will also be posted on your child's class page on our website.


If your child presents any of these symptoms while they are in school they will be moved away from other children into a safe space with a first-aider and you will be called to collect your child as soon as possible. If you are unable to collect your child you will need to arrange for someone else to collect them.


As always, give us a call if we can help you in any way. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to keep our school community as safe as possible.