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Symptoms of Covid-19

  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Raised temperature (37.8 or above)
  • Continuous, new dry cough

If your child or someone in your household displays these symptoms, DO NOT send your child to school. The person who has the symptoms should isolate for 10 days. Children and other members of the household must isolate for 14 days. If your child is not ill but has been asked to isolate, education will continue. School will advise.

What is Isolation?

Isolation means that you must stay at home or in your garden. You must not:

  • Go to work or school
  • Go shopping
  • Visit anyone
  • Have any visitors to your home

In this way you will do your part in breaking the chain of infection.

NHS Test and Trace

In school we will comply fully with NHS Test and Trace. If your child develops symptoms, we will contact the Local Authority, NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England. These official bodies will advise our next steps. We will hold a small amount of home testing kits in school, however, these kits are only for people who are not able to take their child to get tested. If your child has symptoms and we send them home from school, we ask that you take your child for a COVID test as soon as possible so that we can take action to minimise the spread of the disease. Thank you for your co-operation in this. You can book a test online: book coronavirus test, or by telephoning 119. Watch a video of how to conduct a home test  here.