We urge parents and carers who are unsure of our current procedures to read our latest risk assessment, found in the drop down of the ‘Coronavirus’ tab.
Most common Covid symptoms:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Please note the delta variant presents symptoms similar to tiredness, aching joints and headaches, and in some cases stomach upsets in children. The omicron variant presents more in the upper throat.
A new continuous cough means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or more than three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
Click here to visit the NHS regarding COVID symptoms
The following procedures should be followed should anyone in your household or your child develop symptoms of coronavirus:
- Notify the school immediately, in school hours by phone or using the ParentApp or outside of school hours (weekend, evenings, holidays etc) email [email protected]
- Arrange to be tested
- Keep your child at home until the test result is known (Children may return to school should their test
be negative and they present as symptom free)
- Should children fall ill in school, they must be collected as soon as is possible. Unfortunately, we will have to isolate them until such time as they are able to be collected
- Children of school age do not have to isolate if they are in contact with someone who is confirmed positive with COVID. However, they do need to Lateral Flow test daily and only isolate and get tested should they present with symptoms or they a lateral Flow test returns positive.
Click here to read the letter home regarding COVID Isolation Guidance and our handy ‘Isolation Flowchart’
All staff in school are currently taking lateral flow COVID tests twice weekly to ensure our school remains as safe as possible. We ask that you continue to work with and support us to help keep the whole school community safe.