It is important we all work together to ensure the whole school is as safe as possible during the pandemic.
If your child has symptoms of Covid-19, they should get a PCR test and self-isolate. Children who develop symptoms at school will be sent home.
Children under the age of 18 no longer need to self-isolate when there is a case or suspected case in the household. Siblings can therefore continue to attend school as long as they are not displaying symptoms themselves. See below for further details.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or tests positive for COVID-19
Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough, or a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
If your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they should get a PCR test and remain at home at least until the result is known.
Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test and this can be arranged via Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or by calling 119.
If negative, the child can end self-isolation; if positive, the child should isolate. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart on days 5 and 6. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day after your child's symptoms started.
If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at NHS 111 online or by phoning 111.
If the child has a positive test result but does not have symptoms, they should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the date the positive test was taken or following 2 negative LFD tests, taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day. This isolation period will be extended if they go on to develop symptoms by counting 10 full days from the day following their symptom onset.