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What should I do if my child has symptoms?

If your child shows any of the symptoms of Coronavirus -

  • A new persistent dry cough-must be over 24 hours, typically 8-10 times an hour;
  • A high temperature of 37.8C or above
  • Loss of taste or smell

 

You should keep your child/ren off school and get them tested as soon as possible.  We kindly ask that you inform the school of the absence and the outcome of the test.  The school staff are on hand to advise and support parents if this happens.

 

Please see letter below:

What should you do if your child shows symptoms at home?

  • Keep your child off school.
  • Contact the school and advise of absence.
  • Contact 111 as it is important to get the test done within the first five days of having symptoms. 
  • All family members are advised to stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result.
  • If the test result is negative, as soon as they are well enough, children may return to school.

 

What will happen if your child shows symptoms at school?

  • If your child shows symptoms of Coronavirus whilst at school, we will telephone you to come and collect them.
  • You must then get them tested as soon as possible.
  • Contact 111 as it is important to get the test done within the first five days of having symptoms. 
  • All family members are advised to stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result.
  • If the test result is negative, as soon as they are well enough, children may return to school.

 

We appreciate that not every child with a cough or high temperature will have the virus, but hope you understand that we have to act on the side of caution, therefore we will ask you to collect your child and get them tested if they present any of the Covid-19 symptoms.

 

It is vital that we all follow the guidelines in order to keep our school and community safe.  Thank you for your continued support.

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687

 

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

 

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