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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:

  • 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.

 

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.

Get a test: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

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:

  • On arrival,
  • Before and after eating,
  • When return from outside or changing rooms,
  • Before going home.

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/

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