This page will be updated as regularly as possible with information regarding the spread of coronavirus, and its impact on school. The following links will take you to the government and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance documents.
What are the symptoms of COVID – 19?
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What do you do if you have symptoms?
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.
Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 you MUST notify the school via telephone or email as soon as you receive the result of the test.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 whilst the school is closed (e.g. over the weekend or during school holidays), you MUST notify the school using the office email account.
At our school, we are actively following the Government’s Test and Trace process. To ensure that we work together to reduce the risk of transmission all members of the school’s community are expected to engage in the test and trace process.
Further information on the test and trace process can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
Why is it important to wash our hands?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an easy virus to kill when it is on skin. This can be done with soap and running water or hand sanitiser. Regular and thorough hand cleaning is going to be needed for the foreseeable future. When your child returns to school they will be washing their hands:
Please ensure that your child is clear on the expectations of how to wash their hands before returning to school: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/