INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS
Information on what to do if your child develops symptoms/tests positive for COVID-19
It is very important that we have your up to date contact details, if you change your mobile number or email address, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can update our records.
What to do if your child shows symptoms of COVID-19
You know your child best. Please use your judgement when making a decision about whether they are poorly or not.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- 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
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
If you book a test you MUST inform school of the date of the test and as soon as you get the result
What to do if your child tests positive for COVID- 19
- Please inform the school immediately. During school hours, Monday-Thursday 8am-4.30pm and Friday 8am-2.30pm please telephone 01793 700443 – if outside school hours please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include the full name of your child and their year group or class.
- We will contact the Department for Education for advice, they will inform us what action is needed based on the latest public health advice and work through a risk assessment to identify close contacts. This may result in some pupils and staff having to self-isolate due to ‘close contact’.
How will I know if my child has been a close contact?
- The school will contact you via a text to notify you that a ‘Close Contact’ letter has been emailed to inform you of any action you need to take.
I have other children at school who are not a ‘Close Contact’ can they come to school?
- Yes, other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period. A child who is self-isolating is not permitted on the school site.
Please see the link below to Public Health England Staying at Home Guidance
Home Learning - The Government have made it clear that education is now not optional. It is hugely important that children do not fall further behind.
Staff will contact you with further details about accessing and completing learning at home.
Home learning teaching and resources will be available on the school website under the Home learning year group Home Learning